Judicial review challenge to assisted dying law

Paul Lamb, who is paralysed from the neck down, has applied to the High Court for permission to judicially review the UK’s law on assisted dying. He argues that the current law – which prohibits any assistance under threat of up to fourteen years’ imprisonment – breaches his human rights against discrimination (Article 14) and respect for private life (Article 8).

Paul is represented by Adam Straw, who is led by Philip Havers QC, and accompanied by Adam Sandell and Eesvan Krishnan, instructed by Rosa Curling of Leigh Day and supported by campaign group Humanists UK.

In a recent article in The Guardian, Paul said, "I want to die with dignity – and I will fight for the right at the high court."