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Bell and another v Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust (University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and others intervening) [2021] EWCA Civ 1363

Date:30 SEP 2021
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(Court of Appeal (Civil Division), Lord Burnett CJ, Sir Geoffrey Vos MR and King LJ, 17 September 2021)

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Neutral Citation Number: [2021] EWCA Civ 1363

Appeal No. C1/2020/2142
Case No: CO/60/2020


IN THE COURT OF APPEAL (CIVIL DIVISION)
ON APPEAL FROM THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
QUEEN’S BENCH DIVISION
ADMINISTRATIVE COURT
Dame Victoria Sharp DBE, President of the Queen’s Bench Division, Lewis LJ and Lieven J


Royal Courts of Justice
Strand
London WC2A 2LL

Date: 17/09/2021

Before:

THE LORD BURNETT OF MALDON
LORD CHIEF JUSTICE OF ENGLAND AND WALES
SIR GEOFFREY VOS, MASTER OF THE ROLLS
and
LADY JUSTICE KING


BETWEEN: 

(1)   QUINCY BELL
(2)   MRS A
Claimants/Respondents

-and-

THE TAVISTOCK AND PORTMAN      
NHS FOUNDATION TRUST
Defendant/Appellant

-and-

NHS ENGLAND
Interested Party

-and-

(1)   UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON HOSPITALS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST
(2)   LEEDS TEACHING HOSPITALS NHS TRUST
(3)   TRANSGENDER TREND LTD
(4)   BROOK
(5)   GENDERED INTELLIGENCE
(6)   THE ENDOCRINE SOCIETY
(7)   DR DAVID BELL
(8)   THE ASSOCIATION OF LAWYERS FOR CHILDREN
(9)   LIBERTY
Interveners

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Ms Fenella Morris QC and Ms Nicola Kohn (instructed by DAC Beachcroft) appeared on behalf of the Appellant (“Tavistock”)
Mr Jeremy Hyam QC, Mr Alasdair Henderson, and Mr Darragh Coffey (instructed by Sinclairslaw) appeared on behalf of the Respondents (the “Respondents”)
The Interested Party did not appear and was not represented
Mr John McKendrick QC (instructed by Hempsons) appeared on behalf of the first and second Interveners
Mr Paul Skinner and Mr Aidan Wills (instructed by AI Law) appeared on behalf of the third Intervener
The remaining Interveners made written submissions

Hearing dates: 23 and 24 June 2021

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JUDGMENT

“Covid-19 Protocol: This judgment was handed down remotely by circulation to the parties’ representatives by email, release to BAILII and publication on the Courts and Tribunals Judiciary website. The date and time for hand-down is deemed to be 2:00pm, Friday 17 September 2021.”



 

 

 

 

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