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Centre for Law, Medicine and Life Sciences

Faculty of Law

Saimo Chahal QC

"To Die or not to Die: Assisted Dying in England and Wales - The current legal, moral and societal issues."  

March 7, 2017 at 6pm

Faculty of Law, room G24


Saimo Chahal is a leading figure in public law, human rights and international law.  

She has acted as the solicitor in the leading assisted suicide cases that have been decided by the UK's Supreme Court and House of Lords:  R (Jane Nicklinson and Paul Lamb) v The Ministry of Justice & the DPP & The Attorney General UKSC [2013]  and  R (Debbie Purdy) v The Director of Public Prosecutions (2009) UKHL 45.   Further legal challenges to the law prohibiting assisted suicide are imminent and will be heard in the courts this year.

In April 2014, Ms Chahal was awarded the title of Honorary QC in recognition of her major contribution to the development of the law of England and Wales. The title has only been awarded to about 115 solicitors.

 She is listed in the Thompson Reuter’s Top 100 Super lawyers List, and in January 2016, she was listed in the BLD's (Black Lawyers Directory) first ever “Movers and Shakers” list of the most influential and powerful black lawyers.



Tuesday, 7 March, 2017 - 18:00 to 19:00
Event location: 
G24, Faculty of Law