Press Association v Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals Foundation Trust

Mental health – Court of Protection. The Press Association came before the court to challenging the order to remove the embargo on naming a patient who had died. The Court of protection held that where a court had restricted the publication of information during proceedings that were in existence during a person's lifetime, it had not only the right but the duty to consider, when requested to do so, whether that information should continue to be protected following the person's death, and to balance the factors that arose in the particular case. All things considered, the balance in the case fell in favour of discharging that part of the order that conferred anonymity on the part of the patient.

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