Right to Life of Unborn in UK Law

Leading Cases
  • McKay v Essex Area Health Authority
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 19 Febrero 1982
    ... ... 's claim for what has been called "wrongful life" discloses no reasonable cause of action. We were ... cause of action, the judge was nevertheless right in exercising his discretion not to strike them ... rise to severe and irreversible damage to unborn children in the womb if it infects the mother of ... ...
  • R (Pretty) v DPP
    • House of Lords
    • 29 Noviembre 2001
    ... ... like to be able to take steps to bring her life to a peaceful end at a time of her choosing. But ... Mrs Pretty claims that she has a right to her husband's assistance in committing suicide ... , the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children and Alert. I wish to pay tribute to the ... ...
  • Chapman and Others v Chapman and Others
    • House of Lords
    • 25 Marzo 1954
    ... ... on behalf of infant beneficiaries and unborn persons a rearrangement of the trusts of that ... the problem and, in my opinion, it is the right way. It may well be that the result is not ... this jurisdiction was at any time during my life at the Bar or on the Bench generally regarded as ... ...
  • Re Weston's Settlements
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 31 Julio 1968
    ... ... his permanent home for the remainder of his life ... 7 In August 1967 the elder ... fit, approve on behalf of (infants and unborn persons) any arrangement varying or revoking all ... best avoid tax? I cannot believe that to be right. Children are like trees: they grow stronger with ... ...
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Legislation
  • Trustee Act 1850
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 1850
    ... ... shall be applicable to any vested Estate for Life or of a greater Description, and shall extend to ... The Words ‘contingent Right,’ as applied to Lands, shall mean a contingent ... S-XVI ... Contingent Right of unborn Trustee. XVI Contingent Right of unborn Trustee ... ...
  • Trustee Act 1893
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 1893
    ... ... greater than a shilling a year, or to any right of ... redemption or to any condition for ... his life or other limited interest is entitled to enjoy ... Orders as to contingent rights of unborn persons. 27 Orders as to contingent rights of ... ...
  • Aston Estate Act 1863
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 1863
    ... ... of Estates devised by the Will of the Right Honourable Sir Arthur Ingram Aston deceased ... in this Act called Sir Arthur Aston,) for Life, with Remainder to his First and other Sons in ... , and Assigns : Secondly, the now unborn Sons of Hervey Talbot and their respective Issue ... ...
  • Lord Tredegar Estate Act 1865
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 1865
    ... ... Act for confirming an Agreement between the Right Honourable Charles Morgan Robinson Lord Tredegar ... appears by Recitals in this Act, Tenant for Life in possession, and those Lands are settled in ... 12. The Persons unborn who ma*y become entitled to the Settled Estates ... ...
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Books & Journal Articles
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Law Firm Commentaries
  • New World Order For Trusts?: The Meaning Of 'Prior Interest' In Section 32 (Video)
    • Mondaq UK
    ... ... prior life or other interest, whether vested or contingent, ... , she held that the interests of the unborn ... beneficiaries were not "prior" interests for ... Nor is it clear that the Master was right to hold that the ... interests of the unborns ... ...
  • When Should I Tell My Employer That I'm Pregnant?
    • Mondaq UK
    ... ... one of the most amazing discoveries of your life. There may be a temptation to shout it from the ... around the health and wellbeing of your unborn baby, the emotional and physical changes that a ... The right not to be treated unfavourably starts once you ... ...
  • New Regime For The Contractual Rights Of Third Parties In Scotland
    • Mondaq UK
    ... ... life assurance, where benefits are payable to someone ... law is the requirement that the third party right cannot exist unless the contract is not capable ... of as yet unincorporated companies, or unborn children ... Conditional Third Party Rights ... ...
  • ASA Adjudications Snapshot
    • Mondaq United Kingdom
    ... ... Volkswagen which specifically excluded the right to use Volkswagen trademarks. However, the ASA ... Just one. Save their life for £150 ... " Further text below stated "The ... and spinal cord (such as spina bifida) in unborn children by between 50 and 70% when taken before ... ...
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