Gillick v West Norfolk and Wisbech Area Health Authority

JurisdictionEngland & Wales
JudgeLORD JUSTICE EVELEIGH,LORD JUSTICE PARKER,LORD JUSTICE FOX
Judgment Date20 December 1984
Judgment citation (vLex)[1984] EWCA Civ J1220-3
CourtCourt of Appeal (Civil Division)
Docket Number84/0494
Date20 December 1984
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  • Hidden Law‐Making in the Province of Medical Jurisprudence
    • United Kingdom
    • Wiley The Modern Law Review No. 77-3, May 2014
    • 1 May 2014
    ...where cases are planned as ‘test-cases’ or become such cases through157 Gillick vWest Norfolk and Wisbech AHA [1984] QB 581 (QBD), [1985] 1 All ER 533 (CA), [1985]3 All ER 402 (HL).158 R ( Janaway) vSalford AHA [1988] 1 FLR 17 (QBD), [1988] 2 FLR 370 (CA), [1988] UKHL 17,[1989] AC 537 (HL).......
  • When the exception is the rule: Rationalising the medical exception in Scots law
    • South Africa
    • Juta Fundamina No. , January 2021
    • 17 January 2021
    ...result of changing mores.248 As in the case of a non-Gillick competent child. See Gillick v West Norfolk & Wisbeck Area Health Authority [1986] AC 112. “Gillick-competence” refers to the legal test, developed in that case, for determining whether or not a child is imbued with sufcient capa......
  • WHEN THE EXCEPTION IS THE RULE: RATIONALISING THE MEDICAL EXCEPTION IN SCOTS LAW
    • South Africa
    • Juta Fundamina No. , January 2021
    • 17 January 2021
    ...result of changing mores.248 As in the case of a non-Gillick competent child. See Gillick v West Norfolk & Wisbeck Area Health Authority [1986] AC 112. “Gillick-competence” refers to the legal test, developed in that case, for determining whether or not a child is imbued with sufcient capa......
  • Tort Litigation in the Context of Intra‐Familial Abuse
    • United Kingdom
    • Wiley The Modern Law Review No. 61-2, March 1998
    • 1 March 1998
    ...vWynrib(1992) 2 SCR 226 but was rejected by the Canadian Supreme Court.118 (1993) 61 DLR 4th 392.119 ibid.120 Gillick vWest Norfolk AHA [1986] AC 112. Under the Family Law Reform Act 1969, s 8, a childover 16 may give valid consent to medical treatment.121 n 116 above; see also Sexual Offen......
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