UK News Judges rule against parents of Alfie Evans in latest legal challenge

19:26  16 april  2018
19:26  16 april  2018 Source:   pressassociation.com

Alfie Evans’ parents prepare for new High Court fight

  Alfie Evans’ parents prepare for new High Court fight The couple are seeking to overturn a series of rulings and want their child treated in Germany or Rome.Tom Evans and Kate James, who are in their 20s and from Liverpool, have lost fights over their son Alfie Evans in the High Court, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and European Court of Human Rights.

The parents of a seriously ill 23-month-old boy are to mount a new legal challenge after judges ruled his life support should be stopped. Tom Evans , 21, and Kate James, 20, will ask the Court of Appeal to allow Alfie Evans to continue to receive treatment.

Alfie Evans : parents ' legal battle to keep son on life support. The parents of a seriously ill toddler from Liverpool are fighting a court ruling allowing medics to withdraw The parents of a 23-month-old boy who has been at the centre of a life-support treatment battle are set to mount another legal challenge .

Tom Evans and Kate James, the parents of 21-month-old Alfie Evans (Jonathan Brady/PA) © Provided by The Press Association Tom Evans and Kate James, the parents of 21-month-old Alfie Evans (Jonathan Brady/PA)

The parents of a 23-month-old boy who has been at the centre of a life-support treatment battle have lost their latest legal fight.

A lawyer representing Tom Evans, 21, and Kate James, 20, on Monday returned to the Court of Appeal to ask judges to rule that Alfie Evans should be allowed to travel to a foreign hospital.

But Lord Justice Davis, Lady Justice King and Lord Justice Moylan ruled against them after an appeal court hearing in London.

The couple, who are from Liverpool, had already lost fights in the High Court, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and European Court of Human Rights.

Judge raises concern about images of Alfie Evans being posted online

  Judge raises concern about images of Alfie Evans being posted online Mr Justice Hayden said he was concerned that the images were ‘intrusive’.In February, Mr Justice Hayden ruled that doctors at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool could stop treating Alfie against the wishes of his parents following hearings in the Family Division of the High Court in London and Liverpool.

The parents of a seriously ill 23-month-old boy are to mount a new legal challenge after judges ruled his life support should be stopped. Tom Evans , 21, and Kate James, 20, will ask the Court of Appeal to allow Alfie Evans to continue to receive treatment.

A High Court judge has ruled that doctors can stop treating Alfie , 21 months, against the wishes of his parents Kate James and Tom Evans . Three Court of Appeal judges upheld that decision on Tuesday.

In February, Mr Justice Hayden ruled that doctors at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool could stop treating Alfie against the wishes of his parents following hearings in the Family Division of the High Court in London and Liverpool.

Specialists at Alder Hey said life-support treatment should stop and Mr Justice Hayden said he accepted medical evidence which showed that further treatment was futile.

Alfie’s parents say “the state” is wrongly interfering with their parental choice.

They want to move Alfie to a hospital in Rome.

Mr Justice Hayden said flying Alfie to a foreign hospital would be wrong and pointless.

Court of Appeal judges upheld his decisions.

Supreme Court justices and European Court of Human Rights judges refused to intervene.

Hundreds join Alfie Evans protest at hospital

  Hundreds join Alfie Evans protest at hospital Hundreds of supporters of terminally-ill toddler Alfie Evans have staged a protest outside a children's hospital after his family claimed doctors were stopping them from taking him home. Police were called to Alder Hey in Merseyside on Thursday night, a day after a court ruling set a date for the child's life-support to be switched off.Footage posted online showed Alfie's parents, Tom Evans and Kate James, receiving huge applause as they joined the crowd of protesters who were chanting the youngster's name.

In February, Mr Justice Hayden ruled doctors at Alder Hey could stop treating Alfie against the wishes of his parents following hearings in the Family Division of the High Court in London and Liverpool. Legal advisers representing Mr Evans , 21, and Ms James, 20, said they will ask appeal court judges

A judge ruled Alfie 's life support will be switched off (Image: Instagram). The parents have mounted several legal challenges to keep him alive (Image: Instagram). Parents of Alfie Evans , Kate and Tom at Liverpool Family Court.

Last week, Mr Justice Hayden endorsed a detailed plan put forward by Alder Hey doctors for withdrawing life-support treatment, after considering a number of issues at a follow-up High Court hearing.

Barrister Paul Diamond, who represented Alfie’s parents, on Monday asked the three appeal judges to overturn decisions made by Mr Justice Hayden last week.

Alfie’s parents say their son has improved in recent weeks and had asked Mr Justice Hayden to allow a new assessment.

Mr Hayden refused that request.

He said medical experts’ unanimous view was that Alfie’s brain had been eroded by disease and further assessment was pointless.

They also suggested that Alfie was being unlawfully detained at Alder Hey.

The judge also dismissed that suggestion.

Appeal court officials said an appeal court judge had decided that Alfie should continue to receive treatment pending the outcome of Monday’s Court of Appeal hearing.

Judges have heard that Alfie, born on May 9 2016, is in a “semi-vegetative state” and has a degenerative neurological condition.

As news from the court filtered through to Alfie’s supporters at the hospital, tears mixed with anger and police officers fanned out around the crowd, who began a chant of “Save Alfie Evans!”.

Alfie Evans: Doctors to decide if toddler can go home .
Alfie Evans: Doctors to decide if toddler can go homeTom Evans told reporters outside Alder Hey hospital in Liverpool that his son no longer needs to be in intensive care.

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