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Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust v Fixsler & Ors [2021] EWHC 1426 (Fam)

Date:10 JUN 2021
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Law Reporter

(Family Division, MacDonald J, 28 May 2021)

Medical Treatment – Withdrawal – 2-year old – Catastrophic brain injury during birth – Intensive life sustaining treatment – Application for declaration of lawfulness  to withdraw treatment

The judge granted a declaration that it was lawful and in the child’s best interests to withdraw life-sustaining treatment.

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Neutral Citation Number: [2021] EWHC 1426 (Fam)

Case No: MA20P02742


Royal Courts of Justice
Strand, London, WC2A 2LL

Date: 28/05/2021



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Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

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Alta Fixsler 

(By Her Children’s Guardian)
First Respondent


Mrs Fixsler
Second Respondent


Mr Fixsler 
Third Respondent

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Ms Helen Mulholland (instructed by Weightmans LLP) for the Applicant
Ms Fiona Holloran (instructed by McAllister Family Law) for the First Respondent
Ms Victoria Butler-Cole QC and Dr Rob George (instructed by Irwin Mitchell LLP) for the Second and Third Respondents

Hearing dates: 19-21 May 2021

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Approved Judgment

I direct that no official shorthand note shall be taken of this Judgment and that copies of this version as handed down may be treated as authentic. Covid-19 Protocol: This judgment was handed down remotely by circulation to the parties' representatives by email. The date and time for hand-down is deemed to be at 2.00pm on 28 May 2021.

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