Case (Death and religion). JB v University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust [2020] EWCA Civ 1772

— The COP had decided that it was in RS's best interests not to receive life-sustaining treatment, including artificial ventilation, nutrition and fluids. On appeal, his niece argued that the decision was unjust because of serious procedural error in that it was taken with an insufficient degree of inquiry into how RS would have wanted to be treated against the backdrop of the tenets of his Roman Catholic faith (and also that the judge breached natural justice and Article 6 by prohibiting cross-examination of RS's wife on the grounds that she was distressed and/or by permitting her to communicate additional evidence by a confidential letter to the judge which was not disclosed to the parties). Permission to appeal was not granted.
Full details available at: https://www.mentalhealthlaw.co.uk/JB_v_University_Hospitals_Plymouth_NHS_Trust_(2020)_EWCA_Civ_1772?id=281220-2135