Topic: Medical and Healthcare Law
All references to be from UK law and UK law textbooks of recent years, with reference also to medical law journals and journal articles.
a) Critically analyse the evolution of the test for breach of duty in consent cases since the case of Sidaway v Board of Governors of the Bethlem Royal Hospital and the Maudsley Hospital  AC 871 including analysis of the extent to which the Supreme Court decision in the case of Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board  UKSC 11 has transformed the test for breach of duty. (50%)
b) Critically analyse the extent to which a child’s consent to or refusal of medical treatment may be legally valid. (50%)
word count to be split equally between both questions