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The Charlie Gard proceedings: a discussion with counsel in the case

20th June 2017

The challenge to the best interests jurisdiction and the role of doctors and judges in this tragic case has received saturation media reporting. It’s been fuelled by unprecedented social media coverage and an astonishingly successful crowd funding campaign.

It’s put medical ethics and treatment decisions on the front page and looks set to be one of the biggest medical law cases of 2017.

Serjeants’ Inn silks and juniors have been instructed from the directions hearing in March all the way through to the Supreme Court in June. They’ll be talking about why the challenge to jurisdiction matters, interim orders and whether the unprecedented transparency has damaged or promoted greater public understanding of medical ethics.

Others who have been involved in the case will also be attending.

Please submit any questions you would like the panel to address by emailing by 5pm on Monday 19th June. In the interests of confidentiality all questions will be dealt with on a non-attributed basis.

This discussion has been arranged at short notice in response to interest in this important case. Lawyers, non-lawyers and clinicians are all welcome to attend. Please be aware that we have limited places so you may wish to book now to avoid disappointment.

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