The Court of Protection has extended reporting restrictions in the case of a patient known as "C" who died following her refusal of life sustaining kidney dialysis.
The judge hearing the case struggled to identify that there is any public interest in naming her when balanced against the inevitable distress of her family.
As sad as this case has been I am reassured that it may lead to some modification of the Court of Protection's project to allow the media and public into the Court. C's case has already received undue attention, much of it critical.
I passionately believe that the details of lives of vulnerable people should not become tabloid column inches.
He said the case was likely to have an impact on a pilot project planned by the court of protection aimed at making its proceedings more transparent.