Legal Comment on Nicklinson, Lamb and AM Appeals

Guest post by Alexandra Mullock, University of Manchester The Supreme Court, in the long awaited verdict in the Nicklinson appeals, essentially delivered both good news and bad news for all concerned. The appeals by Jane Nicklinson (continuing her late husband’s battle), Paul Lamb and AM (known as Martin) were all rejected. The DPP won her appeal […]

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Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust v James: Best Interests and Futility under the Judicial Microscope

Guest post by Daniel Sokol, barrister at 12 King’s Bench Walk / King’s College London. Eight years after coming into force, the Mental Capacity Act 2005 has finally reached the scrutiny of the Supreme Court in Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust v James [2013] UKSC 67. David James was a professional musician, and a family […]

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News from Wisconsin: It’s not OK if your Child Dies, even if you’re Praying

(Note: I wrote this a couple of weeks ago, but didn’t actually post it for some reason.  I’ve no idea why it’s taken me so long.  But it’s here now…) Via Facebook a couple of weeks ago, I came across this story, about a couple whose conviction over the death of their child has been upheld: A […]

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