Gleision: Mine death families call for answers – BBC News

Posted June 20th, 2014 in health & safety, homicide, inquests, miners, news by tracey

‘The families of miners who drowned when 650,000 gallons of water flooded a mine want to know why the men were working near an area where water was suspected. Charles Breslin, 62, David Powell, 50, Philip Hill, 44, and Garry Jenkins, 39, died at the Gleision colliery when a controlled explosion let in the water. The mine’s manager and owners were cleared of manslaughter on Thursday.’

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BBC News, 20th June 2014

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Driver escapes prosecution over cyclist’s death due to ‘wrong speed limit’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 5th, 2014 in dangerous driving, homicide, inquests, news, prosecutions by sally

‘A driver who killed a woman while speeding at 49mph in a 30mph zone will not be prosecuted after the wrong speed limit sign was used.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th June 2014

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Mark Duggan death: Shooting ‘not rigorously examined’ – BBC News

‘The coroner at the inquest into the death of Mark Duggan, who was shot dead by police in 2011, has published a series of “concerns” about the case.’

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BBC News, 4th June 2014

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Man jailed for offensive Ann Maguire Facebook post – BBC News

Posted June 4th, 2014 in inquests, internet, malicious communications, murder, news, sentencing, teachers by tracey

‘A man who posted an offensive message on Facebook after the killing of Leeds teacher Ann Maguire has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 4th June 2014

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Care for teenage karate champion so bad it ‘breached human rights’, coroner rules – Daily Telegraph

‘Dana Baker, who represented Great Britain in karate, killed herself after “serious and systematic failings” in her care by a council that was too busy and overworked to help her.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th May 2014

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Regina (Revenue and Customs Commissioners) v Her Majesty’s Coroner for the City of Liverpool (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers intervening) – WLR Daily

Posted May 29th, 2014 in coroners, HM Revenue & Customs, industrial injuries, inquests, law reports by michael

Regina (Revenue and Customs Commissioners) v Her Majesty’s Coroner for the City of Liverpool (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers intervening) [2014] EWHC 1586 (Admin);  [2014] WLR (D)  226

‘The Revenue and Customs Commissioners were bound, by necessary implication, to comply with a notice issued by a coroner pursuant to Schedule 5 to the Coroners and Justice Act 2009, requiring them to provide an occupational history in respect of a deceased person.’

WLR Daily, 21st May 2014

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Coroner criticises MoD over Afghanistan fire deaths – BBC News

Posted May 23rd, 2014 in armed forces, fire, health & safety, inquests, news by sally

‘A coroner has criticised the MoD for a series of failures over the deaths of two soldiers in a fire as they slept in a tent at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan.’

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BBC News, 22nd May 2014

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The Killing of Blair Peach – London Review of Books

Posted May 16th, 2014 in coroners, demonstrations, inquests, news, police, reports by sally

‘‘As a campaign meeting, it must have been one of the biggest yet, a hundred National Front supporters, three and a half thousand police and thousands of Asian demonstrators.’ This was the way News at Ten began its report of the clashes in Southall on 23 April 1979, midway through the general election campaign that would end with the victory of Margaret Thatcher. The report contained footage of police officers arresting middle-aged men in turbans, women sitting down in the road and demonstrators with their heads swaddled in bandages. The final images showed around twenty NF supporters, all men, giving Nazi salutes as they went into Southall Town Hall.’

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London Review of Books, 22nd May 2014

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Backlog in coroners’ courts: Bereaved families wait up to seven years for inquests – The Independent

Posted April 14th, 2014 in bereavement, coroners, courts, delay, inquests, news by sally

‘A new standards code calls for investigations to be completed within six months.’

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The Independent, 13th April 2014

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Duggan inquest: family win right to challenge coroner’s direction to jury – The Guardian

Posted April 8th, 2014 in appeals, coroners, inquests, news, unlawful killing by sally

‘The family of Mark Duggan whose shooting by the Metropolitan police sparked riots across the country in 2011 have won the right to challenge a coroner’s directions to the jury that concluded the officer’s actions were lawful.’

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The Guardian, 8th April 2014

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Prison officers’ failings contributed to vulnerable boy’s death, inquest rules – The Guardian

‘An inquest jury has found multiple failings by staff at a young offender institution contributed to the death of a 17-year-old boy, who had been bullied by other inmates.’

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The Guardian, 4th April 2014

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Hillsborough inquest: Questions and answers – Daily Telegraph

‘The new Hillsborough inquests begin today in Warrington, almost 25 years after Britain’s worst sporting disaster and 18 months after the verdicts in the original inquests were quashed.’

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Daily Telegraph, 31st March 2014

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Hillsborough stadium tragedy inquests: Families await a fresh moment for truth – The Independent

Posted March 28th, 2014 in health & safety, inquests, news, sport by sally

‘The first of the new inquests into a 25-year-old tragedy begins next week, reopening old wounds but also reawakening hopes of closure and justice. Jonathan Brown explains how much is at stake.’

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The Independent, 27th March 2014

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Jury gives open verdict on teenager who died after ‘relationship with star’ – The Guardian

Posted March 27th, 2014 in duty of care, health, inquests, mental health, news, suicide by tracey

‘There were “shortcomings” in the care given to a teenager who died in a psychiatric unit after allegedly being pressured by a male celebrity into sexual activity, an inquest jury has concluded.’

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The Guardian, 26th March 2014

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Deepcut soldier’s family allowed to seek new inquest – The Guardian

Posted March 25th, 2014 in armed forces, inquests, news by sally

“The government’s most senior legal adviser has given permission to the family of a young army recruit who died nearly 19 years ago at the notorious Deepcut barracks in Surrey to apply for a new inquest into her death.”

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The Guardian, 25th March 2014

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APIL granted permission to challenge HMRC policy on mesothelioma victims’ work records – Litigation Futures

‘The High Court is this week hearing a judicial review that claimant lawyers hope will strike down the deeply unpopular policy of HM Revenue & Customs that means it will only release the employment history of a mesothelioma victim to their lawyer with a High Court order.’

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Litigation futures, 12th March 2014

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Cpl Anne-Marie Ellement: Army apologises as coroner finds bullying was suicide factor – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 4th, 2014 in armed forces, bullying, inquests, news, rape, suicide by sally

‘Coroner urges Ministry of Defence to review care for vulnerable soldiers after ruling that bullying and “lingering” mental effects of alleged rape were factors in suicide of Corporal Anne-Marie Ellement.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd March 2014

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How not to get a pre-inquest review wrong – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted February 28th, 2014 in coroners, expert witnesses, inquests, medicines, news by sally

‘This is the sad tale of a young woman aged 31 dying in mysterious circumstances where the inquest went off entirely on the wrong footing. Joanne Foreman was not a diabetic but lived with a young boy who was. It was suspected that on the night before she died she had drunk heavily and then injected herself with insulin. The inquest proceeded on this basis. Nobody told the expert that the paramedics had taken a blood glucose from Joanne, which was entirely normal. Once this was known, it was obvious that the court would quash the findings at inquest and order a new inquest.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 25th February 2014

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Bereaved families at the heart of the coroner system – Ministry of Justice

Posted February 26th, 2014 in bereavement, coroners, families, inquests, reports by tracey

‘Bereaved loved ones will be put at the heart of the coroner system, Justice Minister Simon Hughes said today as he launched a new guide for people who have to become involved with inquests.’

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Ministry of Justice, 24th February 2014

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Mark Duggan’s mother lodges legal challenge against judge – The Guardian

‘The mother of Mark Duggan, whose fatal shooting by police provoked the 2011 riots, has lodged a legal challenge against the judge who presided over the inquest into her son’s death, which ended with a jury making a majority ruling that he was lawfully killed.’

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The Guardian, 26th February 2014

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