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Debra Powell QC and Rhys Hadden involved in urgent medical treatment case before the Court of Protection

20th March 2019

Debra Powell QC and Rhys Hadden were involved in an urgent medical treatment case before the Court of Protection. King’s College Hospital were seeking a declaration that it would be lawful and in the best interests of a patient, FG, to undertake an operation under general anaesthetic to repair his severely fractured and disclocated right shoulder. FG, who was also detained under the Mental Health Act 1983, repeatedly refused to acknowledge or accept the need for any form of treatment. In light of this, the Hospital also sought authorisation to covertly sedate him, if necessary, to transport him to hospital.

Debra Powell QC was instructed by the Official Solicitor on behalf of FG. Rhys Hadden was instructed by Andrew Popkiss at King’s College Hospital, Clementine Robertshaw and Julia Jones at Bevan Brittan.

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