W suffers from anorexia and has had an eating disorder for 20 years. Expert evidence was that in this case it was a severe and unremitting anorexia for which W never enjoyed a period of remission.
The issue was whether it was in W’s best interests to continue to be detained in hospital (she is currently on this admission having been detained now for some 2 ½ years) or whether she should be discharged home with an intensive package of support for her and her family.
Where the person lacks capacity: best interests v preservation of life.
This case concerns a P, where the court was asked to make declarations that the P lacks capacity to make decisions as to:
This case concerns an application by the Public Guardian (‘PG’) to revoke a Lasting Power of Attorney (‘LPA’) for property and affairs.
This case concerns an application by the NHS Trusts (‘the Trusts’) to obtain an order to permit them to undertake various steps and measures in respect of the Patient’s (‘P’) forthcoming labour; and for a reporting restrictions order.
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