Case Law

Puberty blockers and Gillick competence: Bell v Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust [2021] EWCA Civ 1363

The Tavistock Centre in North London The Tavistock Centre, Photo: Mike Quinn/Wikimedia Commons CC BY-SA 2.0


By Tim Spencer-Lane Introduction The Gender Identity Development Service, under the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust (‘the Tavistock’), is a highly specialised clinic for children and young people experiencing difficulties with their gender identity. Established in 1989, it is a national service, which accepts referrals from across England and Wales. Gender dysphoria is a […]

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