Guildford pub bomb inquest: Device could have been planted by a ‘courting couple’ – BBC News

‘Five people were unlawfully killed by an IRA bomb in Guildford in 1974 which could have been planted by a “courting couple”, a coroner concluded.’

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BBC News, 21st July 2022

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High Court gives guidance on scope of article 2 inquests – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted June 29th, 2022 in bias, coroners, evidence, human rights, inquests, mental health, news, suicide by sally

‘In R (Gorani) v HM Assistant Coroner for Inner West London [2022] EWHC1593 (QB), a Divisional Court comprising Macur LJ and Garnham J rejected on all grounds a wide-ranging challenge to the conduct of in inquest into a suicide. Of particular interest were the Court’s observations on the effect of a finding that the investigative duty under article 2, ECHR was engaged, and their clarification that a coroner does not need to hear submissions before refusing to make a ‘preventing future deaths’ report. That said, it is a broad and interesting judgment and deserves reading in full by those with an interest in coronial law.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 28th June 2022

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Robyn Skilton: Neglect contributed to Sussex teen’s death, coroner rules – BBC News

‘A coroner plans to write to the government about mental health services for young people after ruling a girl’s death was contributed to by neglect.’

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BBC News, 28th June 2022

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Paddy Power beheading: Coroner highlights authority ‘failures’ – BBC News

Posted June 22nd, 2022 in coroners, inquests, mental health, murder, news, offensive weapons, police by sally

‘The death of a man who was decapitated in a betting shop “would not have occurred” if his attacker had been referred to mental health services the month before, a coroner has concluded.’

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BBC News, 21st June 2022

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High Court judge quashes determination of coroner not to hold Article 2 investigation – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 21st, 2022 in children, coroners, inquests, local government, mental health, news by sally

‘A High Court judge has quashed a coroner’s ruling that the inquest into the death of a 16-year-old girl will not investigate in what circumstances she came by her death.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 20th June 2022

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Article 2 inquest determination concerning Community Mental Health Services quashed – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted June 16th, 2022 in coroners, hospitals, inquests, mental health, news, statutory duty by sally

‘In R (Patton) v HM Assistant Coroner for Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire [2022] EWHC 1377 (Admin), Mrs Justice Hill quashed a ruling that the Article 2 general (or systemic) duty has not been potentially engaged by the death of Kianna Patton.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 15th June 2022

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Coroner will write to the Government over Emiliano Sala’s illegal ‘grey’ flight – The Independent

Posted March 18th, 2022 in accidents, aircraft, coroners, inquests, licensing, news, sport by tracey

A coroner will be writing to the Government and the sports industry with her concerns about illegal “grey” passenger flights following the death of footballer Emiliano Sala.

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The Independent, 17th March 2022

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Disclosure of Protected Evidence Denied in Inquest following Shoreham airshow disaster – Inquests and Inquiries Law Blog

Posted March 1st, 2022 in aircraft, coroners, disclosure, evidence, inquests, news by sally

‘In this blog Cressida Mawdesley-Thomas considers the decision of the High Court in HM Senior Coroner for West Sussex v Chief Constable of Sussex Police & Ors [2022] EWHC.’

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Inquests and Inquiries Law Blog, 24th February 2022

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Government plans to make some coronavirus laws permanent – The Independent

Posted February 22nd, 2022 in coronavirus, coroners, inquests, news, remote hearings, statute law revision by tracey

‘Remaining restrictions on travel could be reviewed before Easter but some laws introduced during the pandemic will be made permanent, according to the Government’s plan for living with coronavirus.’

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The Independent, 21st February 2022

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Guidance from Divisional Court on Article 2 inquests – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted January 5th, 2022 in coroners, human rights, inquests, mental health, news, statutory duty by sally

‘In R (Morahan) v West London Assistant Coroner [2021] EWHC 1603 (Admin), the Divisional Court provided detailed guidance on the circumstances in which an enhanced investigation under Article 2 ECHR may be required at an inquest.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 4th January 2022

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Guidance from Divisional Court on Article 2 inquests – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted January 4th, 2022 in coroners, hospitals, human rights, inquests, mental health, news by tracey

‘In R (Morahan) v West London Assistant Coroner [2021] EWHC 1603 (Admin), the Divisional Court provided detailed guidance on the circumstances in which an enhanced investigation under Article 2 ECHR may be required at an inquest.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 4th January 2022

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Coroners in England issue rare warnings over avoidable deaths in pandemic – The Guardian

Posted December 7th, 2021 in coronavirus, coroners, inquests, news by sally

‘Coroners in England have said lessons must be learned from failings made by overstretched services that struggled to adapt during the Covid pandemic, as details of inquests into deaths only now emerge.’

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The Guardian, 6th December 2021

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Soldier suicide in Windsor prompts coroner to issue recommendations – BBC News

‘A soldier’s suicide has prompted a coroner to issue a series of recommendations to the Army to prevent similar deaths in the future.’

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BBC News, 11th November 2021

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Research Briefing: Death certification and medical examiners – House of Commons Library

Posted November 8th, 2021 in bereavement, bills, coroners, news, parliament by tracey

‘This Commons Library briefing paper deals with the introduction of a medical examiner system in England and Wales to provide greater scrutiny of deaths that do not require investigation by a coroner.’

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House of Commons Library , 4th November 2021

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Coroner criticises failure to share MI5 intelligence on Fishmongers’ Hall killer – The Guardian

Posted November 4th, 2021 in coroners, intelligence services, news, police, probation, terrorism by sally

‘Collective failures by the security services, police and probation officers before the terrorist killings at Fishmongers’ Hall in London must be addressed to avoid a similar attack in future, a coroner has warned.’

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The Guardian, 3rd November 2021

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HMP Leeds death could have been prevented by information sharing – BBC News

Posted October 25th, 2021 in coroners, death in custody, inquests, law firms, mental health, news, prisons, solicitors, suicide by tracey

‘A prisoner may not have died if information was passed on about his suicidal thoughts, a coroner has said.’

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BBC News, 24th October 2021

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High Court refuses fresh inquest in welfare benefits case – UK Human Rights Blog

‘In Dove v HM Assistant Coroner to Teeside and Hartlepool & Anor [2021] EWHC 2511, the High Court considered the State’s obligations under article 2 ECHR with respect to those in receipt of welfare benefits as well as the scope of coronial inquiries both where article 2 is and isn’t engaged. Although it was argued that failings by the Department of Work and Pensions were relevant to a death by suicide, a fresh inquest was refused in the circumstances.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 13th October 2021

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School’s failure to monitor internet use contributed to teenage girl’s suicide, coroner rules – The Independent

‘A school’s failure to sufficiently monitor the internet activity of an autistic teenage girl “contributed” to her suicide, a coroner has concluded.’

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The Independent, 7th October 2021

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New Guidelines for Lawyers Practising within the Coroners’ Court – Inquests and Inquiries Law Blog

‘New guidelines for legal professionals practising within the Coroners’ Courts have been published by the Bar Standards Board, the Solicitors Regulation Authority and CILEx Regulation. The new guidelines were introduced in response to concerns, particularly about the adversarial approach adopted by some lawyers. The key takeaways are summarised below.’

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Inquests and Inquiries Law Blog, 20th September 2021

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Dawn Sturgess: Patel considers public inquiry into Novichok death – BBC News

‘The government is considering whether to hold a full public inquiry into the death of Dawn Sturgess from the nerve agent Novichok in Wiltshire in 2018.’

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BBC News, 23rd September 2021

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