EVENT: Queen Mary – Childbirth and the Court of Protection

Posted February 17th, 2017 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘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.