- Withdrawal of life sustaining treatment and the best interests of children (Gard and Others v UK)
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- What issues did this case raise?
- What are the practical implications of this case?
- What impact will the decision have on similar cases involving children?
- To what extent is the judgment helpful in clarifying the law in this area?
- Are there still any unresolved issues practitioners will need to watch out for?
- What are the implications for practitioners, what will they need to be mindful of when advising in this area?
- What are the trends in this area?
Local Government analysis: Andrew Hannam, partner at Enable Law and mediator with Trust Mediation, explains the key issues in the case of Gard and Others v the United Kingdom, regarding the legality of withdrawing life sustaining treatment for a child in light of the possibility of experimental treatment.
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