‘I will go to our supreme court for the right to die’

Gordon Ross, a 65-year-old from Glasgow who has a number of health problems including Parkinson’s disease, says he is not suicidal – but he wants to know someone could assist his death and not face criminal charges.

Glasgow legal firm Patrick Campbell and Co is expected to initiate proceedings by writing to the Crown Office this week. The lawyers are ultimately seeking a judicial review, which they hope will clarify how someone who assists in a suicide out of compassion is likely to be treated by the law, writes Health Correspondent Helen Puttick in The Herald

 

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