HeaderImage 261113o

News & Events

Rebecca Olle has been published in the Australian Health Law Bulletin

RK Law Graduate Rebecca Olle has had an article published in the Australian Health Law Bulletin titled 'Body modification: consent and regulation'.

Read the full article here.

This article analyses a recent case from the UK Court of Appeal, R v BM. The case concerns body modification procedures and the laws surrounding consent.

Specifically, the case involved:

  • the removal of a customer’s ear;
  • the removal of a customer’s nipple; and
  • the division of a customer’s tongue to create a snake-like effect/

Body modification is quite different to tattooing, body piercing and minor cosmetic surgery because it is not a well regulated area. The article examines similar cases from the UK and how they affected R v BM.

If you have any questions, please contact Michael Gorton AM on 03 9609 1505. 

Our Contacts