January 2020 chronology

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See January 2020 update for a thematic summary of these changes.

  • 30/01/20
    : Case (Contingent/anticipatory declarations - MCA/inherent jurisdiction - Caesarean section). Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust v R [2020] EWCOP 4 — "All the treating clinicians agreed: R had capacity to make decisions as to her ante-natal and obstetric care; there was a substantial risk of a deterioration in R's mental health, such that she would likely lose capacity during labour; there was a risk to her physical health, in that she could require an urgent Caesarean section ('C-section') for the safe delivery of her baby but might resist."