Noel Conway seeks permission to appeal in assisted dying case
Thursday 18th January 2018, 10:30am start (TBC)
Royal Courts of Justice, Strand, London WC2A 2LL (room number TBC)
Oral hearing to determine permission to appeal judgment in Noel Conway v Secretary of State for Justice assisted dying case
An oral hearing is due to take place on Thursday 18th January 2018 at the Royal Courts of Justice to determine whether a judgment handed down in October on the Noel Conway assisted dying case can be appealed.
Following a hearing at the High Court on 17-20th July, a decision was handed down on the 5th of October rejecting Mr Conway’s judicial review which challenges the current law on assisted dying. Mr Conway and his legal team are seeking permission to appeal this judgment.
Mr Conway, a 68-year-old Shropshire man with terminal motor neurone disease, 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. Mr Conway, 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.
The start time and room number for the hearing will be confirmed on Wednesday 17th January 2018.
Photos and interviews with spokespeople from Dignity in Dying and Irwin Mitchell will be available. Please note that Mr Conway is unable to attend due to his ill-health.