Outer Temple's John McKendrick acts for local authority in sterilisation case
Outer Temple Chambers barrister John McKendrick, instructed by Weightmans, is acting for the local authority in a case before Mrs Justice Eleanor King, sitting in the Court of Protection.
The local authority has argued that a learning disabled man should receive a vasectomy, and such a step would be in his best interests and would return his independence to him.
There has never been a successful application in this jurisdiction and if the application succeeds it will make legal history. Judgment is due this month.
McKendrick works in all areas of public law and specialises in the field of mental incapacity.
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