Case Law

Termination of an 11-year-old’s pregnancy, Gillick competence and child protection: A Health Board v AZ [2023] EWHC 2517

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By Tim Spencer-Lane Introduction This difficult case involved an application by a health board for a termination of pregnancy in respect of a child who lacked Gillick competency. It also raises issues relating to child protection and multi-agency working in such cases. Points for practice The termination of pregnancy in respect of a child lacking […]

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