SC 16 Dec pink low resThe Supreme Court has this morning handed down a landmark nine-justice judgment on the right-to-die, relating to cases brought by three severely disabled men, Tony Nicklinson, Paul Lamb and ‘Martin’ (‘AM’).

The judgment substantially advances the cause of those in the UK who want to be able to end their lives humanely. It is also now the leading judgment on declarations of incompatibility within the UK’s margin of appreciation.

Please see the Case Note by Adam Sandell here [2014] UKSC 38 Case Note, reproduced with kind permission.

Guy Vassall-Adams of Matrix (instructed by Bindmans) was part of Mrs Nicklinson’s and Paul Lamb’s legal team; Adam Sandell (instructed by Leigh Day) was part of Martin’s legal team.


Illustration of the hearing reproduced with the kind permission of Isobel Williams. You can see more of Isobel’s work on her blog.