New Podcast: Season 1 Episode 1 Deciding for Others – Children

The full episode, hosted by Christopher Johnston QC featuring Sophia Roper QC, is available here.

In this episode, Chris and Sophia discuss medical treatment decisions for minors, as discussed in chapter 4 of the new fourth edition of Medical Treatment: Decisions and the Law. Chris and Sophia consider the process by which the courts, including the appellate courts, reach decisions in a wide range of difficult cases including that of Tafida Raqeeb, where the parental views prevailed over those of the hospital Trust.

Members of Serjeants’ Inn Chambers have represented parties in recent cases concerning the withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment from children, including the proceedings relating to Tafida Raqeeb, Charlie Gard, Alfie Evans and Archie Battersbee. 

This podcast is also available on Spotify and Apple Podcast.