A terminally ill man has lost his appeal for a judicial review on assisted dying. Phil Newby, who has motor neurone disease, had asked the courts to undertake a ‘detailed examination of the evidence’ to determine whether the ban on assisted dying was compatible with his human rights. The Court of Appeal refused permission for a judicial review. As in previous cases the court decided that a change in the law was a matter for parliament. Newby is considering an appeal to the European Court of Human Rights.