||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 112 (Mar)
|| EWHC 304 (QB)
||Queen's Bench Division
||Paul Bowen (instructed by Bindmans LLP) for the claimant.
||David Perry QC and James Strachan (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the defendant.
||12 March 2012
Criminal law - Suicide - Liability for complicity in another's suicide - Claimant being paralysed - Claimant wanting to commit suicide but unable to do so without assistance - Claimant seeking declaration that it would not be unlawful, on grounds of necessity, for a doctor to terminate or assist the termination of the claimant's life - Whether real prospect of success - Whether real prospect of declaration being made - .
Criminal law Suicide. The Queen's Bench Division, in considering the merits of the claimant's claim in respect of assisted suicide, held that the claim for two of the three declarations sought had a real prospect of success and could proceed.
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