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Re HH (needle phobia etc, Pauffley J)
- Cathy Gordon, 'NHS trust wins intervention ruling over man's life-prolonging treatment' (9/8/12). The judge decided that '[i]t would be not only inappropriate, it would be distressing for him to be subjected to any aggressive forms of treatment of a kind that may result in some short prolongation of what has to be seen as a distressing life.'
Emily Taylor (Nominet)
- That.co.uk website, 'Nominet files' (19/10/12). This document contains extracts from the tribunal judgment
Re AWA (do not resuscitate)
- Jane Dreaper, 'Down's syndrome patient challenges resuscitation order' (BBC, 13/9/12). The basis of the claim is that a do-not-resuscitate order was placed on the patient's file (on account of 'Down's syndrome, unable to swallow (Peg [percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy] fed), bed bound, learning difficulties') without consulting or informing him or his family and without provision for review.
Re L (minimally-conscious state, Moylan J)
- Terri Judd, 'Family "devastated" as court orders life saving treatment is to be withheld if the condition of their severely ill father deteriorates significantly' (Independent, 8/10/12). Although L was in a minimally-conscious state rather than a vegetative state (as originally asserted by the Trust), Moylan J held that it would be in L's best interests to withhold life saving treatment if his condition deteriorated significantly.
Re GR (deprivation of liberty, Hedley J)
- Jerome Taylor, 'Judge scrutinises ill man's removal from foster home' (Independent, 21/10/11)
- Sarah Cassidy, 'Foster parents told to stay away from "autistic" man' (Independent, 11/2/12)
Liam Brunskill (DOL/best interests)
- Stephen Lewis, 'Autistic teenager Liam Brunskill in adult care wrangle' (York Press, 10/8/11). According to the article, City of York Council plans to refer this residence case to the Court of Protection
- Stephen Lewis, 'Liam Brunskill’s family ready to move to fund court hearing' (York Press, 17/8/11). According to the article, a COP hearing was due to be heard 'within the next 28 days' at Leeds Civil Justice Centre.
Re SJ (Deprivation of liberty, Ryder J)
- Amelia Hill, 'Court of Protection case to be reported in real time after landmark legal ruling' (Guardian, 8/8/11). Deprivation of liberty case.
Re P (Cancer treatment, Baron J)
- Daily Mail, 'Judge gives go-ahead for medics to sedate and restrain woman with hospital phobia who needs cancer treatment' (8/7/11). 'A High Court judge has given medics permission to sedate and restrain a mentally-ill woman who has a phobia about hospitals but needs treatment for bladder cancer.' (quotation from article)
Re P (Persistent vegetative state, Charles J)
Re L (Palliative care, Peter Jackson J)
- Press Association, 'Judge rules to move disabled woman' (29/6/11). The court approved a palliative care plan involving a move from hospital to a hospice.
Re P (Sterilisation, Sir Nicholas Wall)
- Daily Mail, 'Mother withdraws bid to sterilise 21-year-old daughter with significant learning difficulties' (21/4/11), Jerome Taylor, 'Court to rule on sterilisation of pregnant woman' (Independent, 14/2/11), Tim Ross, 'Woman with learning difficulties could be forcibly sterilised' (Telegraph 14/2/11). These articles relate to an application by a mother for the sterilisation of her daughter during a caesarian section operation: according to the articles, at a preliminary hearing in February 2011 the case was adjourned for expert evidence, but by April 2011 the daughter had given birth and the mother had withdrawn her application.
- Press Association, 'Mother sterilisation bid withdrawn' (20/4/11)
Re S (Kidney dialysis, Parker J)
Starting from 2013, cases only reported in the press will be given their own case pages (e.g. Re P (abortion) (2013) MHLO 1 (COP)). When the transcript, parties' names, and neutral citation become available, the page title will be changed accordingly.
Judgments now available
The following are cases which previously appeared in this 'forthcoming judgments' section:
- Re P (MHA): R (Sessay) v South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (2011) EWHC 2617 (QB)
- Re P (bodily samples): LG v DK (2011) EWHC 2453 (COP)
- Re MIG and MEG (Article 5): Re P and Q; P and Q v Surrey County Council; sub nom Re MIG and MEG (2011) EWCA Civ 190
- Re RK (Article 5): Re RK; RK v BCC (2011) EWCA Civ 1305
- Cheshire (Article 5): Cheshire West and Chester Council v P (2011) EWCA Civ 1257
- Re M (Minimally-conscious state, Baker J): Re M; W v M (2011) EWHC 2443 (Fam)
- Re XB (advance decision, Theis J): X Primary Care Trust v XB (2012) EWHC 1390 (Fam), (2012) MHLO 54