Right-to-die campaigners Nicklinson and Lamb lose battle
The Court of Appeal has unanimously dismissed appeals by Jane Nicklinson (on behalf of Tony Nicklinson) and Paul Lamb. Both individuals suffered from permanent and catastrophic physical disabilities. They sought to die at a time of their choosing, thereby challenging the legal ban on voluntary euthanasia. Another appellant, known as ‘Martin’ successfully sought greater clarity in the prosecution policy guidelines. David Perry QC appeared for the Ministry of Justice.