UK banker being kept alive against wishes of family and doctors

Official solicitor expected to appeal against ruling that judicial permission is not needed to withdraw life support from Mr Y

An investment banker who sustained severe brain damage after a cardiac arrest is being kept alive against the wishes of his family and doctors because the official solicitor has intervened to prevent his death.

The unusual case, which is likely to be referred to the supreme court for an emergency hearing, tests whether relatives and medical staff must seek judicial permission before life-support treatment is withdrawn.

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