Ethical issues in end-of-life debates: reflections on the Conway litigation

Diarise Thursday 31st May 2018  to hear Dr Clark Hobson speak at 18h00 at the next DEMLA meeting at Foot Anstey, Southernhay Gardens, Exeter.

Dr Clark Hobson is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Leicester. A ‘rising star’ in the field of medical law and ethics, prior to his appointment at Leicester University in 2017, Clark was a Teaching Fellow at the University of Birmingham, having studied for both his LLB and PhD at the University of Birmingham. His PhD thesis was entitled: ‘Interpretivism and the Four Principles Approach to Biomedical Ethics: Judicial Decision Making in Cases with an Inherently Ethical Content’, providing an integrated legal and bioethical framework to show how judges can take a more proactive attitude in dealing responsibly with the inherent ethical issues in certain medical law cases. He has also been a visiting scholar at McGill University, and the University of Virginia.


You may be interested to read his blog post on the Conway case and assisted suicide:


‘Has the UK reached a tipping point on assisted suicide?’, accessible at:
‘Update from the UK: Noel Conway can challenge assisted dying ban’, accessible at:


Event is accredited for Medical and Legal CPD.

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Buffet from 17h30. Free to DEMLA members


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