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Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust v Fixsler & Ors [2021] EWHC 2664 (Fam)

Date:13 OCT 2021
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(Family Division, MacDonald J, 06 October 2021)

Medical treatment – Withdrawal – 2-year-old – Catastrophic brain injury during birth – Intensive life-sustaining treatment

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Neutral Citation Number: [2021] EWHC 2664 (Fam)

Case No: MA20P02742

IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
FAMILY DIVISION


Manchester Civil Justice Centre
1 Bridge Street West
Manchester
M60 9DJ

Date: 06/10/2021

Before:

THE HONOURABLE MR JUSTICE MACDONALD

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Between:

An NHS Foundation Trust
Applicant

- and -

AF 

(By Her Children’s Guardian)
First Respondent

-and-

CF
Second Respondent

-and-

AF
Third Respondent

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Ms Helen Mulholland (instructed by [a firm]) for the Applicant
Ms Fiona Holloran (instructed by [a firm]) for the First Respondent
Mr Jason Coppel QC and Mr Bruno Quintavalle (instructed by [a firm]) for the Second and Third Respondents

Hearing dates: 1 October 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 12 noon on 6 October 2021.


Judgment: An NHS Foundation Trust v Fixsler [2021] EWHC 2664 (Fam)

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