An NHS Trust v DJ [2012] EWHC 3524 (COP), [2012] MHLO 138

"As a result of his illness, DJ does not have the capacity to make decisions about his medical treatment. The trust has brought the proceedings because there is longstanding disagreement between the family and the doctors about what treatment should be given. This requires the court to make an assessment of DJ's best interests within the framework of the Mental Capacity Act 2005. If that assessment supports the view taken by the doctors, a declaration may be granted endorsing the lawfulness of their approach."

Related judgments

Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust v David James [2013] UKSC 67, [2013] MHLO 95

External link


Daily Telegraph, 'Family fight to keep father alive in court battle' (7/12/12)