Doctor Alexandra Mullock is a Senior Lecturer in Medical Law at The University of Manchester’s School of Law, and writes for us today on the legal background and future implications of Ian Paterson’s recent convictions for unnecessary and damaging surgeries. The Paterson case has significant implications for the principle that non-fatal surgical violations are exempt from […]
The Criminal Law and Policing Pregnancy
The contentious question of whether drinking excessively during pregnancy should be regarded as a criminal offence has recently been considered by the Court of Appeal. Earlier this month the court delivered its verdict in the case of CP v CICA, a case that has attracted significant media interest because of the implications of criminalising pregnant […]
Complex and ethically contentious; how will the Assisted Dying Bill play out?
Legislation to permit assisted dying will be debated in Parliament this week, after hitting the headlines at the weekend. Dr Alexandra Mullock explains the legal background and some of the issues Peers and MPs will need to consider. Lord Falconer’s Assisted Dying Bill – due to be debated in the House of Lords later this week – […]