Serious medical treatment – the importance of the public record – Mental Capacity Law and Policy

‘In 2014, a (relatively) very long time ago, Sir James Munby, then President of the Court of Protection, issued guidance on the publication of judgments. This set a presumption, absent “compelling reasons,” for publication of judgments relating to a range of matters, either where the judgment already exists, or the judge has ordered that the judgment be transcribed. The guidance applied to all judgments in the Court of Protection delivered by the Senior Judge, nominated Circuit Judges and High Court Judges (in other words, not to judgments delivered by District Judges, who hear the majority of cases).’

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Mental Capacity Law and Policy, 22nd April 2024