Permission to appeal application

In the matter of Alfie Evans

In the matter of Alfie Evans

Permission to appeal application

20 April 2018

Having considered submissions from the parties 'on paper', in the usual way, the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom has refused permission for the parents to appeal.

The full text of the Court's order, including the reasons for this decision, can be found by clicking on the following attachment:


17 April 2018

The parents of Alfie Evans filed their application to appeal to the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom earlier this afternoon. They wish to challenge the decision that Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust can withdraw artificial ventilation from their child. The application will be referred to the President of the Supreme Court, Lady Hale, and two other members of the Court who will form the decision panel.

The hospital and Alfie's legal guardian (the person who provides the independent voice of the child in court) will then be asked to provide their views.

The Court is aware of the urgency of this matter.

We will provide updates as further information becomes available.