‘This seminar will take a critical look at forced caesarean decisions in the Court of Protection including:
What is the appropriate threshold for capacity to make childbirth decisions? How does the court’s assessment of capacity in childbirth compare to capacity to make other reproductive decisions?
What evidence does the court use to assess a woman’s best interests in childbirth? Are there more sources of evidence on which the court could draw?
How can the court be better informed of the woman’s preferences?
What role does safety of the foetus play in decision-making?
What is the procedure for bringing these cases to court? Can it be improved?’
Date: 8th March 2017, 5.00-7.00pm
Location: 39 Essex Chambers, 81 Chancery Lane, London WC2 1DD
Charge: Free, booking required
More information can be found here.