Nov 28 X, Re (Catastrophic Injury: Collection and Storage of Sperm) [2022]...
Urgent application by parents to extract and store the sperm of their son who was dying following a catastrophic stroke. At the time of the judgment X was unconscious following a stroke that occurred while playing sport. His parents were seeking a...
Nov 28 Court of Protection (Amendment) Rules 2022
Due to come into force 1st January 2023. The rules make changes to contempt proceedings and electronic service. The full explanatory note is set out below:"EXPLANATORY NOTEThese Rules amend the Court of Protection Rules 2017 (S.I. 2017/1035) to su...
Nov 23 Hinduja & Hinduja [2022] ECWCA Civ 1492, [2022] EWCOP 36 & [2022] E...
Three judgments relating to proceedings involving the care of a very wealthy individual nearing the end of life and interaction with other proceedings and reporting restrictions. Srichand Hinduja is a very wealthy businessman of Indian origin and ...
Oct 31 Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust & Anor v RD & O...
RD had been diagnosed with Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder and had been detained three times under the MHA since 2021. In 2022 two incidents of self-harm required hospitalisation, the second requiring insertion of a tracheostomy tube aft...
Oct 30 An ICB & RN & TN [2022] EWCOP 41
Capacity and best interests decision concerning a 22 year old and whether he should receive the covid vaccine. RN has a learning disability and a heart condition, Tetralogy of Fallot. His mother TN, who he lives with, claimed the vaccine could cau...
Oct 25 Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust & Lancashire County...
​Judgment concerning whether a patient with diabetes and learning disability has capacity to decide issues around her treatment. Anna (not her real name) is 46 years old and has type 1 diabetes. She had been hospitalised in late 2021 as a re...
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