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RE AH

Medical treatment – Adults – Mental capacity – Best interests – Withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment – Procedural unfairness – Judicial visit.

[2022] Med LR Plus 1

BURN v ALDER HEY CHILDREN’S NHS FOUNDATION TRUST

Hospital investigation into clinical concern – Interpretation of policy as drawn from Department of Health’s Maintaining High Professional Standards in the Modern NHS – Scope of disclosure required by NHS trust under policy during initial investigation of practitioner – Disclosure required as part of general obligation of NHS trust to conduct investigation fairly

[2022] Med LR Plus 3

PAWLEY v WHITECROSS DENTAL CARE LTD AND ANOTHER

Joinder of parties – Dental negligence claim against dental practice – Whether defendant could compel the joinder of additional defendants – Whether claimant entitled to sue dental practice owner alone alleging negligence by individual associate dental practitioners without also joining those practitioners as parties.

[2022] Med LR Plus 4