This new addition to Hart Publishing's Landmark Cases series brings together leading figures in the field to discuss a selection of the most significant cases in medical law. These are cases which either signpost a new development for medical law, illustrate an important development of the law, or signpost likely future developments of the law. The cases are explored in their social and historical context to understand better what has influenced the development of the law. This collection provides a fascinating insight in the interaction of medical law and broader social changes to our bodies, illness and medical professionals.
Jonathan Herring is a Professor of Law at Exeter College, University of Oxford. Jesse Wall is a Lecturer at the University of Otago.
Introduction Jonathan Herring and Jesse Wall 1. Doodeward v Spence (1908) Loane Skene 2. Bolam v Friern Hospital Management Committee : Medical Law ' s Accordion Jose Miola 3. Re B (A Minor) (Wardship: Sterilisation) : `People Like Us Don't Have Babies': Learning Disability, Prospective Parenthood and Legal Transformations Kirsty Keywood 4. Re B (A Minor) (Wardship: Medical Treatment) : `The Child Must Live': Disability, Parents and the Law Jonathan Herring 5. Airedale NHS Trust v Bland  Charles Foster 6. R v Cambridge Health Authority, ex parte B (A Minor) : A Tale of Two Judgments Jesse Wall 7. R v Bournewood Community and Mental Health NHS Trust, ex parte L : Bournewood Fifteen Years On Genevra Richardson 8. Re MB (An Adult: Medical Treatment)  and St George's Healthcare NHS Trust v S : The Dilemma of the ` Court-Ordered ' Caesarean Marie Fox and Kirsty Moreton 9. R v Department of Health, ex parte Source Informatics Ltd  Mark Taylor 10. McFarlane v Tayside Health Board  and Cattanach v Melchior  Laura Hoyano 11. Chester v Afshar  Sarah Green 12. R (on the Application of Burke) v General Medical Council ; Burke v United Kingdom : Contemporaneous and Advance Requests: The Fight for Rights at the End of Life Shaun D Pattinson 13. The Right to Die and the Right to Help: R (on the Application of Purdy) v Directorof Public Prosecutions  and Its Legacy Kate Greasley 14. Yearworth and Others v North Bristol NHS Trust  Loane Skene 15. A, B and C v Ireland  Imogen Goold