This article considers how likely it is that English law will be amended in the near future to provide legal recognition and acceptance of assisted suicide in light of the 2009 House of Lords decision in Purdy. The extent to which Purdy has acted as a catalyst to generate formal legislative amendment is explored in the light of recent attempts to achieve a change in the law. Within this context the underlying and conflicting arguments of those in support and against the legalisation of assisted suicide are examined.
Sayer, L. (2010) 'Purdy: The First Step on the Road towards Assisted Suicide', Plymouth Law and Criminal Justice Review, 3, pp. 1-21. Available at: https://pearl.plymouth.ac.uk/handle/10026.1/8956