Standoff about the appropriate expert: A pragmatic judicial solution

By Celia Kitzinger, 21 February 2023 Laura Wareham, 34, has been in hospital since April 2022 following an emergency admission.  She has “a hugely complicated medical background”, including “autistic spectrum disorder”, “bipolar affective disorder” and “Bodily Distress Syndrome”. An independent expert  has found that she lacks capacity to make decisions about residence, care and support, medical treatment andContinue reading “Standoff about the appropriate expert: A pragmatic judicial solution”

“At loggerheads”: Habitual residence, best interests and life-sustaining treatment

loggerheads”, but also that the family was effectively “on a different page” about how serious treatment decisions are made in a patient’s best interests, and how the Court of Protection works to ensure that.