“What’s In a Name?” Revisited

Jones v Ministry of Defence [2020] EWHC 1603 (QB)  This article originally appeared in Issue 6 (September 2020). Those who practise in the field of serious personal injury and clinical negligence will be very familiar with the principles that govern the grant of anonymity orders. The leading authority is JXMX…

Order Seeking Possession of a Hospital Bed During the Covid-19 Pandemic

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust v MB (Rev 1) [2020] EWHC 882 (QB)  The Claimant, the NHS Trust, sought possession from the Defendant, a patient called MB, of a bedroom on a ward of the hospital. The ward was intended for those requiring acute neuropsychiatry care for up…

Gender Reassignment for Prisoners

R (ota KK) Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust [2019] EWHC 3565 (Admin)  This article originally appeared in Issue 4 (March 2020). This judicial review sought to challenge the decision by an NHS Trust to refuse to recommend a transgender prisoner for NHS-funded gender reassignment surgery by reference to an…

Anonymity orders

Justyna Zeromska-Smith v United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust [2019] EWHC 552 (QB) This article originally appeared in Issue 1 (May 2019). Spencer J refused an application for an anonymity order by the Claimant, who had suffered a stillbirth and psychiatric injury and was bringing a clinical negligence claim against the…