Esther Lieu, family law barrister at 3PB, provides summaries for three recent Court of Protection judgments for Family Law Week.

In Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust v K and C [2015] EWCOP 80, MacDonald J held that ‘K’ had the capacity to choose to refuse further medical treatment that would invariably lead to her death.

In Birmingham City Council v D (by his litigation friend the Official Solicitor) and W [2016] EWCOP 8, Keehan J considered the role and limitation of parental consent in respect of deprivations of liberty.

In Re CS (Termination of Pregnancy) [2016] EWCOP 10 Baker J held that a termination of a pregnancy of a young lady who did not have capacity would be in her best interests.

All three judgments present important decisions and developments in the highly complex and sensitive field of Court of Protection work.

For more information, please click on the following links:

Birmingham City Council v D & Another [2016] EWCOP 8
 

Re CS (Termination of Pregnancy) [2016] EWCOP 10

Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust v K and C [2015] EWCOP 80

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