Archie Battersbee: how third parties can further complicate tragic life support cases – The Guardian

‘Government said to be considering inquiry into new ways of handling decisions, as religious groups accused of inflaming tensions.’

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The Guardian, 1st August 2022

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Archie Battersbee: Judges reject allowing more time for UN to consider case – BBC News

Posted August 2nd, 2022 in appeals, children, consent, hospitals, medical treatment, news, United Nations by tracey

‘A last-minute Court of Appeal hearing has ruled the withdrawal of life support for Archie Battersbee should not be postponed beyond Tuesday.’

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BBC News, 1st August 2022

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Archie Battersbee: judges deny appeal over decision to stop life support – The Guardian

Posted July 26th, 2022 in appeals, children, consent, hospitals, medical treatment, news by sally

‘The parents of a 12-year-old boy who suffered a “catastrophic” brain injury have been refused permission to appeal against a decision to end his life support treatment.’

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The Guardian, 25th July 2022

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Deprivations of liberty of 16-17 year olds and the streamline procedure – Local Government Lawyer

‘How should the Court of Protection approach applications to authorise the deprivation of liberty of a 16 or 17 year old? And when is the streamlined procedure appropriate? Alex Ruck Keene looks at the current position.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 8th July 2022

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Reforms to protect victims of intimate image abuse, criminalising “downblousing” and sharing pornographic deepfakes without consent – Law Commission

Posted July 11th, 2022 in consent, criminal justice, Law Commission, news, pornography, victims, voyeurism by tracey

‘The Law Commission of England and Wales has today proposed new recommendations to strengthen the law to protect victims of intimate image abuse.’

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Law Commission, 7th July 2022

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Criminal reforms target ‘deepfake’ and nonconsensual pornographic imagery – The Guardian

‘Secretly videoing or taking photographs of people under their clothes or sharing “deepfake” pornography without consent could lead to prison sentences of up to three years, under recommendations by the Law Commission of England and Wales.’

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The Guardian, 7th July 2022

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Archie Battersbee parents win appeal to reconsider case – BBC News

Posted June 30th, 2022 in appeals, children, consent, medical treatment, news by sally

‘The parents of a 12-year-old boy at the centre of a life support dispute have won an appeal for his case to be heard again.’

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BBC News, 29th June 2022

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Widower wins right to have baby using embryo created with his late wife – The Guardian

Posted June 23rd, 2022 in bereavement, consent, news, surrogacy by sally

‘A 38-year-old widower has won a landmark legal case giving him the right to have a baby with a surrogate using the last remaining embryo created with his late wife.’

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The Guardian, 22nd June 2022

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Archie Battersbee’s family can appeal life-support ruling – BBC News

Posted June 21st, 2022 in appeals, children, consent, families, hospitals, medical treatment, news by sally

‘The parents of a 12-year-old boy have been given the right to appeal against the decision to allow his life-support treatment to end.’

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BBC News, 20th June 2022

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A duty to offer alternatives? With John Whitting QC – Law Pod UK

Posted June 1st, 2022 in consent, health, medical treatment, news, podcasts by sally

‘Emma-Louise Fenelon speaks to John Whitting QC about the key healthcare law cases of Bolam, Montgomery, the knotty issue of informed consent and the scope of the duty to offer alternative treatments.’

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Law Pod UK, 31st May 2022

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Landmark puberty-blocking drugs ruling will not be challenged at Supreme Court – The Independent

‘A landmark ruling over the use of puberty-blocking drugs for children with gender dysphoria will not be challenged at the Supreme Court.’

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The Independent, 5th May 2022

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Case Comment: In The Matter of T (A Child) [2021] UKSC 35 – UKSC Blog

‘In this post, Matthew Purchase QC of Matrix Chambers discusses the Supreme Court’s decision in the matter of T (A Child) [2021] UKSC 35. The Court was asked to consider two things: first, whether it was a permissible exercise of the High Court’s inherent jurisdiction to make an order authorising a local authority to deprive a child of his or her liberty in this category of case, and secondly if, contrary to T’s argument the High Court can have recourse to its inherent jurisdiction to make an order of the type in question, what the relevance is of the child’s consent to the proposed living arrangements.’

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UKSC Blog, 30th March 2022

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Trade mark dispute provides lessons on costs, confusion and consent – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 18th, 2022 in consent, costs, intellectual property, news, trade marks by tracey

‘A recent costs ruling shows that brands should think twice before claiming directors are jointly liable with their company for the infringement of their intellectual property (IP) rights. The costs ruling concerned a dispute over trade mark rights heard recently by the High Court in London. Its judgment in the case, involving rival property management companies Urbanbubble and Urban Evolution, shows how difficult it is for brand owners to rely on evidence purportedly showing actual confusion over who operates their brand, to demonstrate trade mark infringement. It further highlights the care trade mark owners must take when engaging with other brands to avoid inadvertently giving competitors permission to use similar trade marks.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 17th March 2022

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Woman detained under mental health law can make abortion decision – judge – The Independent

‘A pregnant woman detained under the terms of mental health legislation is capable of deciding whether to have an abortion even though doctors say such a move would not be in her best interests, a judge has ruled.’

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The Independent, 14th March 2022

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Heavily pregnant woman can have C-section against her will, judge rules – BBC News

‘Doctors can perform a Caesarean section against the will of a diabetic woman in her late 20s, a judge has ruled.’

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BBC news, 10th March 2022

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Court of Appeal to start again in test case on deductions from PI damages – Legal Futures

Posted February 24th, 2022 in appeals, consent, costs, damages, fees, news, personal injuries, solicitors by sally

‘The much-anticipated hearing in CAM Legal v Belsner was scrapped yesterday after the Court of Appeal raised the possibility that pre-action legal work was contentious business for costs purposes.’

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Legal Futures, 24th February 2022

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Telling the wrong stories: Rough sex, coercive control and the criminal law – Family Law

‘The relationship between “rough sex” and the criminal law has recently been subject to considerable scrutiny. Much of this debate has focused on male defendants in homicide cases, who have claimed the death of the female victim resulted accidentally from consensual rough sex. As a result, more commonplace occurrences of rough sex that do not result in death have received limited attention. In particular, the role that rough sex plays in abusive relationships, whether and how this is criminalised, has been largely overlooked.’

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Family Law, 11th February 2022

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Do Compulsory Covid-19 Vaccination Policies Threaten Our Rights? – Each Other

Posted February 1st, 2022 in consent, coronavirus, medical treatment, news, vaccination by sally

‘The government is being criticised in some quarters for pushing ahead with a tight deadline for all NHS staff in frontline roles to get their first Covid-19 vaccination, with critics saying that it could result in staff shortages.’

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Each Other, 1st February 2022

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“Charlie’s law” proposed to allow parents to seek treatment for children abroad – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted January 11th, 2022 in bills, children, consent, medical treatment, news, parental rights by tracey

‘A Private Members’ Bill before parliament which would allow parents of seriously ill children to seek treatment abroad is due to be debated this week. The Access to Palliative Care and Treatment of Children Bill 2019– 21 contains proposals to reform the law in response to recent high profile cases concerning the medical treatment of children (with specific reference to the case of Charlie Gard). The Bill, which has been tabled by palliative care professor Baroness Finlay, would stop judges making orders which prevent parents from taking their child abroad for treatment at any respected medical institution if there is no major risk of harm to them.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 10th January 2022

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Court of Protection authorises vaccination of autistic boy despite parental objections – Local Government Lawyer

‘The benefits of vaccination against Covid-19 for a child with autism, severe learning disability and asthma “significantly outweigh” the possible risks, the Court of Protection has found, despite objections from the boy’s parents.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 10th January 2022

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk