Civil Litigation & Procedure – Advance refusals of medical treatment

  • Suzanne Woollard
Keywords: Medical law, Medical care – Law and legislation, Mental health laws, Civil Litigation & Procedure


The author considers the 1997 UK government Green Paper proposals on decision-making in relation to mentally incapacitated adults and in particular advance refusals of medical treatment, providing context with reference to the 1995 Law Commission recommendations. Article by Suzanne Woollard (Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Wolverhampton) published in Amicus Curiae - Journal of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies and its Society for Advanced Legal Studies. The Journal is produced by the Society for Advanced Legal Studies at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London.


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