Re M (Declaration of Death of Child) [2020] EWCA Civ 164

Re M (Declaration of Death of Child) [2020] EWCA Civ 164
Issue: Whether the legal definition of death was brain stem death; whether best interests were relevant when deciding whether it was lawful to withdraw mechanical ventilation from a person who was legally dead; the appropriate form of declaration in such cases; and whether a reporting restrictions order preventing identification of a class of professionals was lawful.
Court: Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
Reference:   B4/2020/0192
Neutral Citation:   [2020] EWCA Civ 164
Judge(s): Sir Andrew McFarlane P (President of the Family Division), Patten LJ and King LJ
Date: 14 February 2020