Student restrained by police died from neglect, inquest finds – The Guardian

‘A student who was detained under the Mental Health Act died as a result of neglect by police officers and ambulance staff who forcibly restrained him and left him handcuffed for hours on a hospital floor, an inquest jury has found.’

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The Guardian, 15th May 2015

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Joshua Titcombe death: No prosecutions after police probe – BBC News

Posted April 24th, 2015 in children, hospitals, inquests, news, prosecutions by sally

‘A police investigation into the death of a baby born at a Cumbrian hospital will not result in any prosecutions.’

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BBC News, 24th April 2015

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Man died in prison after police wrongly took him from psychiatric unit, inquest finds – The Guardian

‘Mark Groombridge killed himself in Dovegate prison two weeks after he was removed from secure ward by probation officers and recalled to prison – a move that probably contributed to his death, jury finds.’

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The Guardian, 17th April 2015

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Glen Parva criticised over Greg Revell death – BBC News

Posted April 20th, 2015 in coroners, death in custody, inquests, news, ombudsmen, prisons, suicide, young offenders by sally

‘A coroner has criticised a young offenders’ institution for failing to identify the risk to an 18-year-old remand prisoner who hanged himself.’

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BBC News, 18th April 2015

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Cheryl James Deepcut death: ‘Police stalling inquest’ – BBC News

Posted April 20th, 2015 in armed forces, inquests, news, police, suicide by sally

‘The family of a soldier found dead at Surrey’s Deepcut army barracks has accused police of trying to stall a fresh inquest into her death.’

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BBC News, 18th April 2015

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Theresa May admits justice system fails families over deaths in police custody – The Guardian

‘The criminal justice system makes is too hard for families whose loved ones have died in police custody to get answers, according to a candid letter written by the home secretary to two families affected by such deaths.’

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The Guardian, 19th April 2015

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Martyn Uzzell A65 death: North Yorkshire County Council settles with widow – BBC News

Posted April 8th, 2015 in bereavement, bicycles, compensation, inquests, local government, news, roads by sally

‘The widow of a cyclist who died after he hit a pothole on his bike has received a six-figure payout from a council.’

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BBC News, 8th April 2015

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McCann ‘Twitter troll’ Brenda Leyland ‘killed herself’ – BBC News

Posted March 23rd, 2015 in inquests, internet, media, news, public interest, suicide by sally

‘A woman who “trolled” Madeleine McCann’s family on Twitter killed herself days after she was challenged by reporters, an inquest concluded.’

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BBC News, 20th March 2015

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Hillsborough inquests: Assessing David Duckenfield’s evidence – BBC News

Posted March 19th, 2015 in evidence, health & safety, inquests, news, police, sport by sally

‘Police match commander David Duckenfield spent a week in the witness box at the new inquests into the Hillsborough disaster. But what were the key parts of his evidence, and what have we learned?’

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BBC News, 19th March 2015

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Do not resuscitate order not to blame for patient death, coroner rules – The Guardian

Posted March 19th, 2015 in health, hospital orders, inquests, negligence, news by sally

‘A great-grandfather who died after hospital staff decided without consultation that he should not be resuscitated was not neglected because medics were following guidelines, a coroner has concluded.’

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The Guardian, 18th March 2015

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Mental Capacity Law Newsletter – Thirty Nine Essex Street

Mental Capacity Law Newsletter (PDF)

Thirty Nine Essex Street, February 2015

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Plymouth Taser officer cleared of misconduct – BBC News

Posted March 9th, 2015 in inquests, news, police, professional conduct, weapons by tracey

‘A police officer who Tasered a petrol-soaked man who then caught fire and died has been cleared of misconduct.’

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BBC News, 7th March 2015

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Regina (Letts) v Lord Chancellor (Equality and Human Rights Commission intervening) – WLR Daily

Regina (Letts) v Lord Chancellor (Equality and Human Rights Commission intervening) [2015] EWHC 402 (Admin); [2015] WLR (D) 90

‘The Lord Chancellor’s Exceptional Funding Guidance (Inquests) (promulgated under the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012) was unlawful in that it provided a misleading impression of the law for caseworkers considering an application from relatives of a deceased for legal aid to cover representation at an inquest into a death which arose in circumstances which might have engaged article 2 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.’

WLR Daily, 20th February 2015

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More bereaved families to get legal aid at inquests if state was involved in death – The Guardian

‘More bereaved families will be entitled to legal aid at inquests after a high court judge ruled that official guidance on whether to provide support was “misleading and inaccurate”.’

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The Guardian, 20th February 2015

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MoD faces tribunal challenge from whistleblower doctor sacked by text – The Guardian

‘An experienced doctor, who has questioned the official explanation for the death of weapons expert David Kelly, was dismissed by text and email while on a family holiday after he blew the whistle about alleged discrepancies in the dispensing of strong painkillers at an army base.’

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The Guardian, 30th January 2015

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Lee Balkwell concrete mixer death: Family awarded £12,000 – BBC News

‘The family of a man found dead in a concrete mixer in Essex has been awarded £12,000 in compensation.’

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BBC News, 30th January 2015

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Recovering Inquest Costs in Civil Proceedings – Zenith PI Blog

Posted December 17th, 2014 in costs, damages, disclosure, inquests, legal representation, murder, news, proportionality by sally

The Senior Court Cost Office has handed down a decision in the above case offering additional guidance as to when and what costs of attending an inquest can be recovered in subsequent civil proceedings.

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Zenith PI Blog, 17th December 2014

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Jimmy Mubenga’s widow shocked as security guards cleared of manslaughter – The Guardian

‘The widow of Jimmy Mubenga, the Angolan man who died after being physically restrained on a deportation flight, said she was “shocked and disappointed” by the acquittal of three private security guards who were charged with his killing.’

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The Guardian, 16th December 2014

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Jordan Begley death: Media can name Taser officers after 2 February – BBC News

Posted December 16th, 2014 in anonymity, appeals, firearms, inquests, news, police by tracey

‘Five police officers who wanted anonymity at an inquest into a man shot with a Taser will be named unless they win an appeal, a coroner has ruled.’

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BBC News, 15th December 2014

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Statement from the Director of Public Prosecutions on Eleanor de Freitas – CPS News Brief

‘Eleanor de Freitas’ tragic death was just days before she was due to stand trial for perverting the course of justice. The pending inquest will deal with the circumstances surrounding her death and I do not want to interfere with that process. However the case has understandably raised questions about private prosecutions in these types of cases and why the CPS took over and continued this particular case.’

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CPS News Brief, 9th December 2014

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