Archie Battersbee: Parents of ‘brain dead’ boy win bid to appeal ruling | UK | News

Archie, 12, has not regained consciousness since a “tragic accident” in April. Earlier in June, the High Court said medical professionals could legally stop treating the boy. 

Mrs Justice Arbuthnot ruled on June 13 the boy was dead and said doctors could lawfully stop treating him.

However, the High Court has now given Hollie Dance and Paul Battersbee, mother and father, the go-ahead to take the case to the Court of Appeal.

The family had to establish they had an arguable or compelling case for the judge to agree to a full appeal hearing.

A barrister leading the family’s legal team argued evidence had not shown “beyond reasonable doubt” that Archie is dead but the decision had been made on a balance of probabilities.


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