Noel Conway granted appeal against right-to-die ruiling

Noel Conway granted appeal against right-to-die ruiling


CategoryNews Author James Strachan QC, Alexander Ruck Keene, Benjamin Tankel, Annabel Lee Date

Alex Ruck Keene and Annabel Lee, instructed by Irwin Mitchell LLP, represented Noel Conway, the terminally ill man who has won his legal battle to challenge a court ruling over his wish for a ‘peaceful and dignified’ death.

The 68-year-old retired lecturer, from Shrewsbury, says he feels ‘entombed’ by motor neurone disease and wants medics to be able to help him die when he has just six months left to live.

He lost a High Court fight in October last year to allow him to bring about his death in the way he wishes.

But he was given the go-ahead for a full hearing at the Court of Appeal on Thursday 18th January 2018 by Sir Ernest Ryder and Lord Justice Underhill.

Sir Ernest said: ‘Having given the matter the consideration that we have, we believe it appropriate to give permission’. Sir Ernest said the court will give reasons for its decision later.

James Strachan QC and Benjamin Tankel are acting for the Secretary of State for Justice.

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