Case Law

Assessing capacity: King’s College Hospital NHS Trust v C [2015]

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Introduction

By Emma Sutton, barrister, Serjeants’ Inn Chambers The case was described by the judge, Mr Justice MacDonald, as a “difficult and finely balanced case”. The issue for the court was whether a woman, C, had the capacity to decide whether to consent to the life-saving treatment that her doctors wished to give her following her […]

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