Charlie Gard’s parents discover lawyer representing terminally-ill son is head of euthanasia charity

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Victoria Butler-Cole, Charlie’s lawyer, is the chairman of Compassion In Dying, which campaigns for a change in the law to make assisted dying legal in the UK

The parents of sick baby Charlie Gard are reportedly concerned the lawyer appointed to represent their baby son heads a euthanasia charity.

Victoria Butler-Cole, who speaks on Charlie’s behalf in court , is chairman of Compassion in Dying, a sister organisation to Dignity in Dying.

The charity campaigns for a change in the law to make assisted dying legal in the UK.

Dignity in Dying used to be called the Voluntary Euthanasia Society.

The two charities share the same chief executive and media team and trustees .

Trustees, like Mrs Butler-Cole – can only sit on one charity if they support the aims of the other.

Mrs Butler-Cole was…

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