Deciding for Children in Medical Treatment

Deciding for Children in Medical Treatment

In English law a child is any person under the age of 18. As might be expected, the law recognises that children do not possess the same capacity to make decisions as adults. As will be seen, however, much depends on the age of the child. Consent to medical treatment of a child can be. Read more

Brexit and Environmental Legislation

Brexit and Environmental Legislation

Now that Bexit has been triggered what will happen to the UK’s environment law? The law has been based on the EU directives – which is turn were based on the UK’s example of how to implement environment law. Although the law hasn’t been enacted in the same way throughout the UK the laws have. Read more

May 2017 – Do you have to be good at chess to get a job in the Home Office?

May 2017 – Do you have to be good at chess to get a job in the Home Office?

Message from the Editors, Dan Hobbs & Clare Harrington Welcome back to ‘Five from 5’, the free employment law bulletin created by the employment team at 5 Essex Court in association with Bloomsbury Law Online. This month’s bulletin contains five short articles on (i) the essentials of an indirect discrimination claim; (ii)  the ‘reasonableness’ threshold. Read more

Deciding for others in medical treatment

Deciding for others in medical treatment

Traditionally, the High Court exercised its inherent jurisdiction when making declarations or orders in relation to medical treatment issues. However, on 1 October 2007 the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (‘MCA’) came into force and provided a statutory framework to assist with the decision-making process for people who lack capacity. The provisions of the MCA extend. Read more

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