Lauren Biviano

Associate
Sydney
RECENT INSIGHTS
Feb 21, 2022

INSIGHT: UK: Court of Appeal overturns controversial finding that under-16s cannot give informed consent to treatment with puberty blockers for gender dysphoria

UK: Court of Appeal overturns controversial finding that under-16s cannot give informed consent to treatment with puberty blockers for gender dysphoria; attempt to restrict the Gillick test by elucidating a clinical checklist for consent deemed “inappropriate” The UK Court of Appeal[1] has overturned the controversial decision of Bell v Tavistock[2] in which the High Court […]

Jun 24, 2021

INSIGHT: High court affirms parents can consent to puberty blockers on behalf of their children

UK: Winding back Bell v Tavistock[i]; High Court affirms that parents can consent to puberty blockers on behalf of their children, which are not (of themselves) part of any “special category” of treatment requiring Court approval. Abstract In AB v CD & Ors[2], the UK High Court effectively reversed the practical effects of Bell (which […]

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