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Withdrawal of life sustaining treatment and the best interests of children (Gard and Others v UK)

Published on: 07 July 2017
Published by: LexisPSL
  • 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?

Article summary

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. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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