Case Law

Best interests: Wye Valley NHS Trust v B [2015]

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Introduction

By Emma Sutton, barrister, Serjeants’ Inn Chambers With regards to making best interests decisions, this case highlights that significant weight should be placed on the wishes and feelings of an incapacitous person in circumstances where their beliefs and values are an inextricable part of their personality structure, and that without such consideration, a person would […]

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