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Hear from Ben Troke on the Conway decision - dealing with assisted suicide

Like Diane Pretty and Tony Nicklinson before him, Noel Conway has failed to persuade the courts to change the law on assisted suicide. Even where as a result of disability someone cannot commit suicide without outside help, assisting suicide being a criminal offence is a justifiable interference with his Article 8 rights to private and family life.

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The judgment on N v A CCG - resource allocation decisions and best interests

On 22 March, the Supreme Court handed down a much anticipated judgment on N v A CCG on the relationship between resource allocation decisions and best interests.

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Landmark judgment on deprivation of liberty in hospital - Ferreira v Coroner of Inner South London

In Ferreira v Coroner of Inner South London (26 January 2017) the Court of Appeal has delivered a landmark judgment on deprivation of liberty in the context of acute medical treatment.

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Making decisions

In this video Ben takes a step back to explain what is meant by 'mental capacity' and the decision making process.

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Collaborative decision making and the role of the next of kin

Ben explains the process when a person lacks capacity, who the decision maker is and their role, as well as the status of the 'next of kin'.

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The protection imperative

Ben explains what the courts have described as the 'protection imperative' and considers some case law examples.

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Training video

Best interests and allocation of resources

Ben Troke clarifies the distinction between a best interest decision and the allocation of resources, considering some examples of case law.

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The definition of deprivation of liberty

Ben explains how we can define what a deprivation of liberty is and the importance of understanding this properly.

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The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

Ben explains the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards ('DoLS'), when they can be applied, and how they are designed to work.

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Deprivation of liberty

Ben Troke explains how ‘deprivation of liberty’ is implemented in English law, in a health and social care context, for those who lack capacity.

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