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In the matter of D (A Child) [2019] UKSC 42

Date:30 SEP 2019
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(Supreme Court, Hale, Carnwath, Black, Lloyd-Jones and Arden LJJ, 26 September 2019)

Medical treatment – Deprivation of liberty – Consent – Parental responsibility.

The Supreme Court held that parental consent could not substitute for the subjective requirement under article 5 ECHR for valid consent to the deprivation.



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THE COURT ORDERED that no one shall publish or reveal the name or address of the Appellant who is the subject of these proceedings or publish or reveal any information which would be likely to lead to the identification of the Appellant or of any member of his family in connection with these proceedings.

[2019] UKSC 42
On appeal from: [2017] EWCA Civ 1695


In the matter of D (A Child)


Lady Hale, President
Lord Carnwath
Lady Black
Lord Lloyd-Jones
Lady Arden


26 September 2019

Heard on 3 and 4 October 2018


Judgment:  In the matter of D (A Child) [2019] UKSC 42


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