John Critchley to speak at SFE London event: advising a suicide’s family about forfeiture and relief (Ninian v Findlay 2019)

18 August 2023

John Critchley will discuss Ninian v Findlay [2019] EWHC 297 (Ch) - in which he represented the successful claimant  - at a Solicitors for the Elderly event on Wednesday 6 September in London. He, and Toby Bishop and Alexa Payet who also acted with him for Ms Ninian, will explore the potential financial consequences for a suicide's family.

The criminal offence of assisted suicide has myriad implications. The talk will highlight the legal, ethical and practical issues of such sensitive and complex cases to help families and their advisers to understand the forfeiture rule:

  • what it is
  • when it applies
  • its effect
  • how the court analyses whether it is engaged, and
  • the court’s approach to an application for relief.
Event details

The event will take place at 12 Charles II Street, London SW1Y 4QU.

  • Arrive: 6pm
  • Presentation: 6.30pm -7.30pm
  • Networking 7.30pm-9pm

Free to SFE members, £5 to non-members.

See the Solicitors for the Elderly website to register and for more details.