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25 JUL 2017

Re HK (No 1) [2017] EWHC 1710 (Fam)

Re HK (No 1) [2017] EWHC 1710 (Fam)

(Family Division, Baker J, 30 June 2017)


Medical treatment – Withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment – Best interests decision – Declaration of lawfulness


Declarations were made that it was lawful and in the child’s best interests for there to be no further neurosurgical intervention and, in the event of cardiac arrest, no cardiac resuscitation.


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This judgment was delivered in private. The judge has given leave for this version of the judgment to be published on condition that (irrespective of what is contained in the judgment) in any published version of the judgment the anonymity of the children and members of their family must be strictly preserved. All persons, including representatives of the media, must ensure that this condition is strictly complied with. Failure to do so will be a contempt of court.

Case No: FD17P00312

Neutral Citation Number: [2017] EWHC 1710 (Fam)

IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
FAMILY DIVISION

IN THE MATTER OF THE SENIOR COURTS ACT 1981
AND IN THE MATTER OF HK (SERIOUS MEDICAL TREATMENT) (No.1)

Royal Courts of Justice
Strand, London, WC2A 2LL


Date: 30th June 2017 

Before:

THE HONOURABLE MR JUSTICE BAKER

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Between:

AN NHS HOSPITAL TRUST
Applicant

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GM (1)
DK (2)
HK (by his children’s guardian) (3)
Respondents

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Peter Boyce (solicitor, the NHS Trust) for the Applicant
Edward Devereux QC (instructed by Dawson Cornwell) for the First Respondent mother
Alev Giz (instructed by Philcox Gray) for the Second Respondent mother
Melanie Carew (Cafcass Legal) for the child, by his children’s guardian

Hearing dates: 30th June 2017


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Judgment


Judgment: Re HK (No 1) [2017] EWHC 1710 (Fam).rtf

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