Andrew Hockton acts in Court of Protection breast cancer case

Andrew Hockton recently acted in a Court of Protection case where the court authorised urgent treatment of breast cancer for patient lacking capacity.

Mr Justice Keehan gave judgment in a serious medical treatment case, authorising urgent breast surgery on a patient, JT, following a diagnosis of cancer. JT had  suffered from paranoid schizophrenia for many years and lacked capacity.

Andrew Hockton was instructed by the Official Solicitor, on behalf of JT.