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GRIFFITHS AND OTHERS v THE CHIEF CONSTABLE OF THE SUFFOLK POLICE AND ANOTHER

Fatal accident claim – Murder of third party – Clinical negligence – Breach of human rights – Adequacy of Mental Health Act assessment – Obligation to warn third party and police of risk posed by patient – Duty to protect public – Adequacy of police response – Right to life – Prevention of inhuman and degrading treatment.

[2019] Med LR 1

WELSH MINISTERS v PJ

Mental Health Act community treatment order – Whether a community treatment order can contain conditions amounting to a deprivation of liberty – Construction of statutory provisions interfering with fundamental human rights – Purpose of a community treatment order – Power of Mental Health Review Tribunal in respect of community treatment order conditions.

[2019] Med LR 75

XX v WHITTINGTON HOSPITAL NHS TRUST

Damages – Illegality – Public policy – Conflict of laws – Surrogacy – Whether damages recoverable for cost of foreign commercial surrogacy arrangements unlawful if made in the United Kingdom – Whether damages recoverable for cost of surrogacy arrangements using own or donor eggs – General damages for pain, suffering and loss of amenity.

[2019] Med LR 99

ARB v IVF HAMMERSMITH AND R (THIRD PARTY)

Consent to embyro use for in vitro fertilisation – Contractual liability – Damages for pecuniary loss for upbringing of unwanted child – Public policy acting as bar to such damages.

[2019] Med LR 119

RE A (CAPACITY: SOCIAL MEDIA AND INTERNET USE: BEST INTERESTS)

Capacity – Best interests – Internet access and use of social media – Contact – Learning disability – Lack of understanding of risks and dangers posed by websites and other internet users – Relevant information to be considered.

[2019] Med LR 135

RE B (CAPACITY: SOCIAL MEDIA: CARE AND CONDUCT)

Mental Capacity Act 2005 – Safeguarding – Social media – Interim declarations – Final declarations – Capacity to litigate – Capacity to manage property and affairs – Capacity to decide residence – Capacity to decide care – Capacity to decide contact – Capacity to decide social medial use – Capacity to consent to sexual relations.

[2019] Med LR 143

NWAPA v GENERAL PHARMACEUTICAL COUNCIL

General Pharmaceutical Council Fitness to Practise Committee – Adequacy of reasons for finding of impairment of fitness to practise and for sanction.

[2019] Med LR 155

KENNEDY v FRANKEL

Informed consent – Parkinson's disease – Knowledge of risk of medication – Causation.

[2019] Med LR 177

LESFORIS v TOLIAS

Whether negligent to prescribe chemo-prophylaxis early following spinal surgery – Whether risk factors justified early prescription of chemo-prophylaxis – Whether judge had been correct to reject expert evidence.

[2019] Med LR 209

NORTH WEST ANGLIA NHS FOUNDATION TRUST v GREGG

Employment – Contracts – NHS Trusts – Disciplinary investigations – Exclusion – Suspension – Licence to practise – Requirement to be fully registered – Deduction of salary – Termination – Parallel criminal investigation – Implied term of mutual trust and confidence – Injunction.

[2019] Med LR 226

OLLOSSON v LEE

Informed consent – Vasectomy – Chronic testicular pain – Incidence and impact of risk – Adequacy of warnings – Causation.

[2019] Med LR 287

BAILEY AND OTHERS v GLAXOSMITHKLINE UK LTD

Consumer Protection Act 1987 – Allegations of defective antidepressant medication – Scope of claimants’ pleaded case – Whether claim advanced at trial consistent with pleaded claim.

[2019] Med LR 359

B (BY HER LITIGATION FRIEND, THE OFFICIAL SOLICITOR) v A LOCAL AUTHORITY

Capacity – Mental Capacity Act 2005 – Safeguarding – Capacity to use social media – Capacity to decide residence – Capacity to decide care – Capacity to decide contact – Capacity to consent to sexual relations – Whether decisions on capacity in different areas were inherently contradictory.

[2019] Med LR 371