Inquests & Deprivation of Liberty – No. 5 Chambers

Posted September 4th, 2015 in care homes, deprivation of liberty safeguards, detention, hospitals, inquests, news by sally

‘In December 2014, the Chief Coroner issued guidance as the approach to be taken when someone dies at a time when they are deprived of their liberty under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA 2005). Its effect is yet to be seen.’

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No. 5 Chambers, 2nd September 2015

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Article 2 inquests – are they becoming more common for grieving families? – Park Square Barristers

Posted July 28th, 2015 in families, human rights, inquests, legal aid, news by sally

‘It seems that every time I watch the news or read a newspaper there is some report following an Article 2 style inquest. If Article 2 style inquests are becoming more common, is the ambit of the inquisition broadening generally? Laura Addy questions whether this prospect is why the government attempted to limit access to legal aid for families involved in inquests and may be influencing the decision to repeal the Human Rights Act 1998. As a member of Park Square Barrister’s Regulatory and Public Law Team, Laura is often instructed to attend and represent families at inquests. She considers the importance of coroner’s inquest and the role of the family of the deceased.’

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Park Square Barristers, 15th July 2015

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New inquiry into deaths in police custody launched by Theresa May – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 23rd, 2015 in death in custody, inquests, news, police by sally

‘Home Secretary says review will look at use of restraint techniques and ‘ask difficult questions’.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd July 2015

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Poppi Worthington: Court overturns baby’s ‘unexplained death’ verdict – The Independent

‘Poppi Iris Worthington was just 13 months old when she died in December 2012 and still, nearly three years later, the reasons why remain a secret. This is despite the efforts of several pathologists, a “fact-finding” judgment that remains unpublished, an ongoing Serious Case Review, and a failed police investigation that saw three officers accused of misconduct.’

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The Independent, 22nd July 2015

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SAS selection deaths: Coroner delivers neglect conclusion – BBC News

Posted July 14th, 2015 in armed forces, inquests, negligence, news by tracey

‘Three reservists who died on an SAS selection march would have survived if the hike had been stopped when other soldiers fell ill, a coroner has said.’

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BBC News, 14th July 2015

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MPs to debate children’s carbon monoxide deaths in Corfu hotel – The Guardian

‘The deaths of two children from carbon monoxide poisoning while on holiday in Corfu will be debated in parliament next week.’

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The Guardian, 12th July 2015

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Safety of Tasers to be investigated after death of man in Manchester – The Guardian

Posted July 10th, 2015 in firearms, health & safety, inquests, inquiries, news, police, statistics by tracey

‘An independent inquiry is to look into the continued use of Taser stun guns by police in England and Wales after an inquest verdict earlier this week linking their use to the death of a factory worker in Manchester.’

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The Guardian, 9th July 2015

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Eleanor de Freitas rape case: Legal bid for new inquest – Daily Telegraph

‘Family of vulnerable 23-year-old woman who took own life after being charged with making false rape claim launch new legal bid.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th July 2015

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Alice Gross’s family want inquiry into what UK authorities knew of her killer – The Guardian

Posted July 6th, 2015 in criminal records, immigration, inquests, inquiries, murder, news by sally

‘The family of murdered schoolgirl Alice Gross will ask for an inquiry into whether British authorities ever knew her killer was a convicted murderer before he attacked her.
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The Guardian, 6th July 2015

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Coroner in SAS inquest blocks release of witness statements – The Guardian

‘A coroner hearing the inquest of three men who suffered fatal heat illness during an SAS training march in south Wales has refused to allow the release of witness statements, concluding that their publication could threaten any future criminal prosecutions. The Guardian and other media organisations argued that in the interest of open justice, statements taken by detectives investigating the tragedy on the Brecon Beacons and provided to the inquest should be released to allow the proceedings to be reported fully.’

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The Guardian, 19th June 2015

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SAS deaths: criminal charges may follow inquest – The Guardian

Posted June 18th, 2015 in armed forces, crime, health & safety, inquests, news, police, prosecutions, witnesses by sally

‘Police and health and safety lawyers argue against media attempt to see witness statements in case they prejudice future prosecutions.’

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The Guardian, 17th June 2015

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Police watchdog investigates death of man in custody in Luton – The Guardian

Posted June 15th, 2015 in complaints, death in custody, domestic violence, inquests, news, ombudsmen, police by sally

‘The police watchdog has launched an investigation after a 25-year-old man died in custody.’

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The Guardian, 13th June 2015

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Jean Charles de Menezes: European court to hear human rights challenge – The Guardian

‘The family of Jean Charles de Menezes will challenge the decision not to bring charges over his death at the European court of human rights (ECHR) on Wednesday.’

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The Guardian, 10th June 2015

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Father killed himself after being asked for £11,000 child support, inquest told – The Guardian

Posted June 5th, 2015 in child support, children, divorce, financial provision, inquests, news, suicide by sally

‘A father hanged himself after receiving letters from the Child Support Agency demanding £11,000 in backdated maintenance payments for his son, an inquest has heard.’

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The Guardian, 4th June 2015

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Jordan Begley Taser death: Mother saw ‘fear in his face’ – BBC News

Posted June 2nd, 2015 in firearms, inquests, news, police by sally

‘The mother of a man who died after being Tasered by police saw the “fear in his face” before the trigger was pulled, an inquest has heard.’

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BBC News, 2nd June 2015

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SAS training deaths inquest: Bureaucracy blamed for failure to cancel march in scorching heat that led to the deaths of three reservists – The Independent

Posted June 2nd, 2015 in armed forces, inquests, negligence, news by sally

‘Bureaucracy was blamed for a failure to postpone an SAS training march in scorching heat which resulted in the deaths of several army reservists, a coroner heard yesterday. The admission was made by a senior officer, according to the relatives of one of those who died, 24-year-old Lance Corporal Craig Roberts.’
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The Independent, 1st June 2015

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Relatives of dementia sufferers who die in care homes having to wait months to bury loved ones thanks to new Government rules – The Independent

‘Relatives of dementia sufferers who pass away in care homes are being forced to wait months to bury loved ones because of new rules.’

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The Independent, 28th May 2015

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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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