Nicklinson denied right to die

Two victims of locked-in syndrome, including Tony Nicklinson, have lost their High Court battles for the right to end their lives when they are ready with medical help.

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Nicklinson right to die case: What next?

Saimo Chahal, a partner with Mr Nicklinson's solicitors Bindmans LLP, said the next stage of the case would be to prepare an application to appeal against the decision.

She said she would be asking for the case to be expedited so that it can be heard by the Court of Appeal as soon as possible.

Ms Chahal added that Mr Nicklinson's health had deteriorated recently and he was in a great deal of physical pain and discomfort.

She confirmed that he was not prepared to give up his fight to establish the principle of being able to die with dignity when he chooses.

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