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Bell v Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust and others – requirements for consent under Gillick
On 1st December 2020 the Divisional Court gave judgment in this unusual judicial review involving the circumstances in which a child or young person under 18 may be competent to give valid consent to treatment in law for the use of hormone or puberty blockers for gender dysphoria, and the process by which consent to treatment is obtained.
Niloo Bozorgi looks at the costs of clinical negligence claims for independent practitioners and upcoming changes that will affect them.
Niloo Bozorgi explores the additional challenges of defending a claim when the patient is not legally represented and hopes that the courts may be becoming a little less lenient towards such litigants.
Montgomery five years on: how has the landscape changed for medical practitioners?