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Sophy Miles and Ulele Burnham discuss the Supreme Court's decision in Re Y

What now for the Mental Capacity Act?  In this short video, Sophy Miles and Ulele Burnham from the Community Care & Health team at Doughty Street Chambers discuss the Supreme Court's recent decision (30th July 2018) in Re Y. The judgment can be found by clicking here.

Watch Sophy and Ulele in conversation by clicking here.  You can also read Sophy's previous Passle post on the same topic by clicking here

The Supreme Court has ended the uncertainty and inconsistency on whether an application to court is necessary in cases where a person has a prolonged disorder of consciousness and there is no dispute that  clinically assisted nutrition and hydration- CANH) should be withdrawn and the patient allowed to die.


civil, community care, end of life issues, healthcare, medical