Briggs: best interests and treatment withdrawal

The substantive decision in the case of Briggs has just been handed down.  We will have full analysis and comment in our (increasingly full) 39 Essex Chambers Mental Capacity Law Newsletter going out on Thursday morning, but from my perspective it is a judgment that grapples perceptively, correctly and above all sympathetically with the very frontiers of the MCA by seeking faithfully to identify the decision that is right for Mr Briggs as an individual human being in the face of this most desperate of situations.


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