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‘Pressing need’ for guidance on judicial visits in CoP - McFarlane

25th November 2021

There is a ‘pressing need’ for the Court of Protection to develop guidance for practitioners and judges on judicial visits to the subject of proceedings, the president of the Family Division has said.

A decision that it was in the best interests of a 56-year-old woman, described as ‘the most complex Covid patient in the world’, to have life-sustaining treatment withdrawn was overturned today because of possible procedural unfairness in relation to the judge’s visit to see her in hospital.

Read the full article here: Law Gazette

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