Ep 79: Causation in Inquests – Christopher Mellor – Law Pod UK

Posted May 21st, 2019 in causation, coroners, inquests, news by sally

‘Emma-Louise Fenelon talks to Christopher Mellor about causation in inquests and the findings in R(Chidlow) v HMS Coroner for Blackpool and Fylde [2019] EWHC 581 (Admin).’

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Law Pod UK, 20th May 2019

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Carl Sargeant: texts will not be heard at inquest, high court rules – The Guardian

Posted May 10th, 2019 in coroners, evidence, inquests, news, suicide, telecommunications by sally

‘The former Welsh first minister, Carwyn Jones, has lost a high court attempt to have text messages relating to the behaviour of a minister he sacked heard at his inquest.’

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The Guardian, 9th May 2019

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Neglect contributed to death after restraint by police, inquest finds – The Guardian

‘The family of a man who died after being restrained face down by officers has accused police of being “arrogant and evasive”, after an inquest jury found that Sussex police’s neglect contributed to his death.’

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The Guardian, 9th April 2019

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Birmingham pub bombings: Victims ‘unlawfully killed’ – BBC News

Posted April 4th, 2019 in coroners, explosives, inquests, Ireland, juries, murder, news, terrorism, unlawful killing by sally

‘The coroner at the inquests into the deaths of 21 people in the Birmingham pub bombings has instructed the jury to return a verdict of unlawful killing.’

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BBC News, 3rd April 2019

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Neglect contributed to woman’s death after being issued wrong drug – BBC News

‘Neglect was a contributing factor in the death of a woman suffering from shingles who was given the wrong drug by a pharmacy, a coroner has ruled.’

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BBC News, 3rd April 2019

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Coroners could investigate stillbirths, say ministers – BBC News

Posted March 26th, 2019 in birth, children, coroners, inquests, news by sally

‘Coroners in England and Wales may be given new powers to investigate stillbirths, so that each baby death is independently assessed.’

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BBC News, 26th March 2019

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Doctors’ failure to spot sepsis led to toddler’s death, coroner rules – The Guardian

‘A two-year-old girl died as a result of neglect after the gross failure of doctors to diagnose sepsis, a coroner has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 12th March 2019

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Criminal investigation launched into circumstances which led to soldier’s death at Deepcut Barracks – Daily Telegraph

‘Surrey Police have opened a criminal investigation into the circumstances which led to the death of a soldier who was kicked and punched by an instructor days before his suicide.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th February 2019

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Birmingham pub bombings: Inquests into 1974 deaths to resume – BBC News

Posted February 25th, 2019 in bereavement, coroners, explosives, inquests, murder, news, Northern Ireland, terrorism by tracey

‘Inquests for the 21 victims of the Birmingham pub bombings are set to reopen later after a long legal fight by families.’

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BBC News, 25th February 2019

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Cheryl Grimmer case won’t go ahead as police interview ruled inadmissible – The Guardian

‘The trial of a man accused of murdering UK-born toddler Cheryl Grimmer almost 50 years ago will not go ahead, after a judge ruled his 1971 police interview was not admissible.’

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The Guardian, 15th February 2019

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LASPO Review: Bar Council reaction – The Bar Council

‘The Bar Council has reacted to the Ministry of Justice’s LASPO Part 1 review, published today. Richard Atkins QC, Chair of the Bar Council, said: “The Bar Council is disappointed with the Government’s post-implementation review of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (“LASPO”), published today. When the Bar Council gave evidence to the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) last year on the impact of the LASPO cuts to legal aid we identified five priorities to help reverse the decline in legal aid provision over almost six years. (See notes to editors). Few have been addressed.” ‘

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The Bar Council, 7th February 2019

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Guildford pub bombings inquest to resume 45 years on – BBC News

Posted February 1st, 2019 in coroners, explosives, inquests, Ireland, miscarriage of justice, murder, news, terrorism by tracey

‘The inquest into the deaths of five people killed in the 1974 Guildford pub bombings will be resumed.’

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BBC News, 31st January 2019

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Grayling under fire as serious crimes committed on parole soar by 50% – The Guardian

‘The number of rapes, murders and other serious crimes committed by offenders on parole has risen by more than 50% since reforms to probation were introduced four years ago, according to official data that has triggered calls for the government to rethink its plans for another shake-up of the service.’

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The Guardian, 12th January 2018

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Bungling police lost important documents in Guildford IRA bomb case, coroner hears – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 21st, 2018 in bereavement, coroners, documents, inquests, Ireland, miscarriage of justice, news, police, victims by tracey

‘Bungling police lost important documents in Guildford IRA bomb case, coroner hears.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th December 2018

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Home Office criticised for deleting records on death of detainee – The Guardian

Posted December 20th, 2018 in coroners, death in custody, detention, immigration, news, statistics by tracey

‘A coroner has accused the Home Office of “manipulating statistics” relating to deaths in immigration detention after it emerged that some records relating to the death of a detainee had been deleted.’

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The Guardian, 20th December 2018

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When Coroners are unsure – Park Square Barristers

‘The Court held that a Coroner was entitled to remain unsure about the particulars of the death of an individual who was shot by a member of the Royal Ulster Constabulary.’

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Park Square Barristers, 16th November 2018

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Poppi Worthington’s father fails in bid to clear his name – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 12th, 2018 in child abuse, coroners, inquests, judicial review, news by sally

‘The father of Poppi Worthington has failed in his latest bid to clear his name after the High Court ruled the coroner who said he “probably sexually assaulted” his daughter “cannot be faulted”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th December 2018

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Poppi Worthington: Abuse accused father says coroner ‘overstepped mark’ – BBC News

Posted December 4th, 2018 in child abuse, coroners, inquests, judicial review, news, sexual offences by tracey

‘A coroner who concluded a father had sexually assaulted his daughter shortly before her death “overstepped the mark”, the man’s lawyer has claimed.’

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BBC News, 3rd December 2018

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Council ordered to pay £68k on account in costs over coroner burial policy case – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 27th, 2018 in burials and cremation, coroners, costs, judicial review, local government, news by tracey

‘The Divisional Court has ordered Camden Council to pay £68,000 in costs on account following the high-profile case where judges ruled that the Senior Coroner for Inner North London acted unlawfully in adopting a policy that resulted in Jewish and Muslim families facing delays in the burials of family members, contrary to their religious beliefs.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 26th June 2018

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Slamming the door on system failure in medical negligence inquests – Jeremy Hyam QC – UK Human Rights Law Blog

Posted June 22nd, 2018 in coroners, hospitals, judicial review, news, statutory duty by tracey

‘R (Parkinson) v. HM Senior Coroner for Kent and Others. If anyone had the lingering hope that the door to argue “system failure” in any but the most exceptional case of medical negligence remained ajar after the decision of the Grand Chamber in Lopes de Sousa, then the recent Divisional Court decision in Parkinson shows the door has been well and truly slammed shut.’

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UK Human Rights Law Blog, 19th June 2018

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