The real concern in this widely reported case of Paul Briggs is the fact that the it took 18 months for it to be brought to a conclusion.
Something really must be done about the workload of the Court and to give it the funding it requires.
Mr Justice Charles announced his decision on Tuesday after analysing evidence presented at a hearing in Manchester last month in the court of protection, where judges consider issues relating to people who lack the mental capacity to take decisions. The judge agreed that it was not in Briggs’s best interests for treatment to continue, and that it was lawful to withdraw treatment. He recommended that Briggs be moved to a hospice to be given palliative care for the final weeks of his life.