Thursday 5th October 2017, 10am
Judgment to be handed down on Noel Conway v Ministry of Justice judicial review on assisted dying
Following a hearing at the High Court in July 2017, a written judgment on the Noel Conway v Ministry of Justice case is due to be handed down at 10am on Thursday 5th October 2017.
The lead claimant is Noel Conway, a 67-year-old Shropshire man with terminal motor neurone disease, who is being supported by Dignity in Dying to bring a judicial review challenging the current law on assisted dying. Mr Conway feels that he is prevented from exercising his right to choice and control over his death under the current law and he fears that without a change in the law he may be forced to suffer against his wishes. Noel, supported by Dignity in Dying, has instructed law firm Irwin Mitchell to bring this case to fight for his right to have the option of an assisted death when he is in his final six months of life.
Interviews with spokespeople from Dignity in Dying and Irwin Mitchell will be available. Please note Mr Conway will not be attending court for the judgment and will not be available for interviews.