Court of Protection
Louis has specialised for many years in the area of medical treatment cases and has been instructed in many cases involving contested medical issues. He is frequently instructed by individual trusts, patients and local authorities.
He represents family members and local authorities in best interests’ hearings in the Court of Protection. He has recently advised in a number of cases concerning DOLS authorisation, welfare cases, medical treatment cases and financial cases.
Types of cases on which he has been instructed involve PVS, withdrawal of feeding and hydration, treating Jehovah Witnesses, the performance of life saving surgery on patients who lack capacity, best interest assessments in respect of patients suffering from dementia and issues concerning the concept of habitual residence in relation to persons who lacked the capacity to decide where they lived.