Event overview

This seminar will provide a breakdown of the Y case from the legal team advising the successful Trust and CCG. Attend our seminar in London to hear direct from the experts how this case changes the law and what that means for clinicians and patients.

The recent landmark Y case in the Supreme Court held that neither the common law nor the European Convention on Human Rights impose a mandatory requirement to involve the Court to decide upon the best interests of every patient in a prolonged disorder of consciousness before clinically assisted nutrition and hydration can be withdrawn. The Supreme Court Justices found that as long as the provisions of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 are followed, the relevant professional guidance is adhered to and there is agreement between family and clinicians as to best interests, there need not be an application to the Court prior to withdrawal.

This is a significant judgment which provides some much-needed clarity as to the role of the Court of Protection in best interest decision-making, both in end of life care and in the wider context.  We are delighted to invite you to join us at our London office to hear from the legal team (including counsel, Vikram Sachdeva QC) who advised the Trust and the CCG in this landmark case.

Agenda London:
16:30pm Registration
17:00pm Start
18:30pm Networking drinks

Please join us for networking, drinks and canapes after the seminars.

If you have any questions regarding this seminar, please contact Hempsons’ events team here.

When and where?

Location Date Time
London 20th September 2018 16.30 - 18.30


London Afternoon session
16:30pm Registration
17:00pm Start
18:30pm Close

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