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Samantha Presland

Samantha Presland acts in serious medical treatment case in the Court of Appeal

Samantha Presland represented the family of RW, a 77-year-old man suffering from end-stage dementia, in the Court of Appeal. The family were challenging a High Court judgement by Parker J, which granted an application by Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to withdraw all medical treatment from RW. RW was accepted by all parties to lack capacity to make decisions regarding his medical treatment, but to be in a more than minimally conscious state. Sam was instructed by Rodica Pintea-Austin of Appleman Legal. The focus of the dispute was whether it was in RW’s best interests, following his planned discharge from hospital into the care of his family, that his hydration and nutrition should continue to be facilitated by…

News 8 Oct, 2018

LBLA Community Care Conference

Members of Outer Temple Chambers Court of Protection Team delivered a Conference on Community Care for member Councils of the London Borough Legal Alliance. Mark Mullins, Fiona Scolding, Matthew Stockwell, Samantha Presland and Katarina Sydow delivered an informative event which covered a range of topics including an Analysis of the first year of the Community Care Act 2014, Disputes over the Costs of Care and an Update on the position concerning 16-25 year olds. Outer Temple Chambers offers a team of expert barristers to advise on and appear in the fast developing fields of welfare, serious medical treatment and property cases in the Court of Protection and in the High Court Family Division. In addition to its mental capacity expertise…

News 26 May, 2016

Samantha Presland appointed as Criminal Recorder, Northern Circuit

Outer Temple Chambers is pleased to announce that as of today, Samantha Presland is appointed as Criminal Recorder, Northern Circuit. Samantha specialises in the fields of Personal Injury, Court of Protection, Inquests and Clinical Negligence. She is also a trained mediator, acting in commercial, civil and community matters.

News 11 Jan, 2016

Inquest into infant death at Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust Hospital

Samantha Presland appeared recently on behalf of the family of a baby girl at the inquest into her death at a hospital run by Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust. Ava Parkes died at just seven hours old after one of her shoulders was trapped against her mother’s pelvis during birth (shoulder dystocia). The coroner found that the delay between delivery of the baby’s head and the rest of the body placed her under increasing stress, with her brain being starved of oxygen. The coroner returned a narrative verdict, finding that the baby took significantly longer to be delivered than the notes of NHS staff suggested. Ava Parkes’ family has called for the NHS to review their systems to ensure no repeat…

News 13 Sep, 2012

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