Best interests declaration in Charlie Gard case
11th April 2017
The court has now ruled in this case, granting Great Ormond Street Hospital’s application for a declaration that it is not in Charlie Gard’s best interests to continue to receive artificial ventilation or to undergo a suggested treatment, nucleoside therapy, in the US and that he should be provided with palliative care only.
Sophia Roper and Pravin Fernando were instructed by Bindmans for Connie Yates and Chris Gard, Charlie’s parents, all acting on a pro bono basis. Katie Gollop QC and Debra Powell QC represented the hospital.
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