November 29, 2011
A severely-disabled 57-year-old man is to ask a High Court judge to allow a doctor to “lawfully” end his life, solicitors have said.
Lawyers want a ruling that a doctor could intervene to end Tony Nicklinson’s “indignity” and have a “common law defence of necessity” against any murder charge.
They expect a judge in the Family Division of the High Court to begin hearing arguments in the near future and say the case will be a “test” which raises “difficult” questions about euthanasia.
This article was posted: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at 8:11 am