Law Reports: Case Summaries - 23 June 2003
THE FOLLOWING notes of judgments were prepared by the reporters of the All England Law Reports.
Re unborn baby M; R (on the application of X and anor) v Gloucestershire County Council ( EWHC 850 (Admin); Admin Ct (Munby J) 15 Apr 2003.
WHERE THE object of bringing proceedings was to prevent a local authority from commencing emergency or care proceedings, judicial review review proceedings were, save in a wholly exceptional case, inappropriate.
The parents appeared in person; Claire Rowsell (Alan Timbrell, Gloucester) for the local authority.
R (on the application of B) v Ashworth Hospital Authority ( EWCA Civ 547); CA (Simon Brown, Dyson, Scott Baker LJJ) 15 Apr 2003.
ON THE natural interpretation of s 63 of the Mental Health Act 1983, compulsory treatment of a detained patient might be given without the patient's consent, but only for classified mental disorders.
Richard Gordon QC, Hugh Southey (Roberts Moore Nicholas & Jones) for the claimant; Oliver Thorold (Capsticks) for the authority.
J.I. MacWilliam Co Inc v Mediterranean Shipping Co SA, `The Rafaela S' ( EWCA Civ 556); CA (Peter Gibson, Rix LJJ, Jacob J) 16 Apr 2003. …