Chambers has extensive experience of representing children, adults, local authorities and sovereign states where questions of receiving medical treatment here or abroad or considered, including where such treatment will be funded by a state entity in another jurisdiction. Such work also includes the taking of and transporting of samples across borders, or other matters engaging either the Human Tissue Act 2004, or other international instruments such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Biomedicine 2005 and the Council of Europe Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine 1997.

Much of this work is not in the public domain but examples of our cases include:

  • Whether Aysha King could receive specialised medical treatment in the Czech Republic (Mehvish Chaudhry)
  • Whether a terminally ill fourteen year old could be cryogenically frozen on her death and transported to the USA (Rob George)
  • Whether DNA evidence from a corpse could be taken for use as evidence in foreign family/probate proceedings (Edward Bennett)

For help and advice please contact our clerks.

Our clerking team is renowned for its friendly and pro-active approach.


Call: 020 7353 6961
Email: clerks@harcourtchambers.co.uk

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