*R (on the application of Kenward and another) v Director of Public Prosecutions and another (AM intervening)

Criminal law – Suicide. The Divisional Court dismissed the claimants' challenge to the first defendant Director of Public Prosecutions' amendment to the Policy for Prosecutors in Respect of Cases of Encouraging or Assisting Suicide. It held that the Supreme Court in R (on the application of Nicklinson and another) v Ministry of Justice; R (on the application of AM) v Director of Public Prosecutions ([2014] 3 All ER 843) had not determined the meaning of para 43.14 of the policy, a consultation on the amendment had not been required, nor had further consultation with the second defendant Attorney General been necessary.

Category: