Can the Law Keep Up With Changes In Society?

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Advances in medicine allow us to sustain life for longer, but at what cost and at whose choice? Why might the court intervene when a devout Jehovah Witness parent refuses a life-saving blood transfer to their child? Where does religious devotion end and unsafe thought begin? What about cultural and spiritual beliefs that clash with UK ‘norms’? Has the law has kept up with the changing society it regulates?

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This event was on Thu, 30 Jan 2020

Jo Delahunty QC

Professor Jo Delahunty

Professor of Law

Professor Jo Delahunty QC is one of the UK’s leading barristers specialising in cases concerned with families and children. She was Gresham Professor of Law between 2016 and 2020.

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