Tafida Raqeeb: Costs Judgment – Transparency Project

‘In 2019, we reported on the tragic case of Tafida Raqeeb. Raqeeb v Barts Health NHS Trust [2019] EWHC 2531 (Admin) and [2019] EWHC 2530 (Fam)). As a brief reminder, Tafida Raqeeb, now aged 5, experienced a catastrophic brain injury in February 2019. The treating hospital believed that it was in her best interests for treatment to be withdrawn. Tafida’s parents disagreed and wished for life-sustaining treatment to continue. They sought alternative options and wanted to take Tafida to Italy for treatment. The Hospital Trust applied to the family court for permission to withdraw treatment. Tafida’s parents also sought judicial review of the Trust’s decision, arguing that the refusal by the Trust to allow Tafida’s parents to transfer her to Italy was an infringement of her EU rights. Mr Justice MacDonald decided that the decision of the Trust was unlawful but declined to grant relief to Tafida. In the proceedings under the Children Act 1989, the application of the NHS Trust, for an order that treatment be withdrawn, was dismissed.’

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Transparency Project, 3rd January 2020

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