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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Parents win legal battle over inquest into death of autistic daughter – The Guardian

Posted May 30th, 2018 in autism, coroners, inquests, news, recusal by sally

‘The family of an autistic woman who died after being hit by a lorry while in the care of a private residential home has won a legal battle to replace the coroner overseeing her inquest.’

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The Guardian, 29th May 2018

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Chief Coroner publishes new guidance following Mary Hassell JR – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted May 22nd, 2018 in burials and cremation, coroners, delay, human rights, news by sally

‘The Chief Coroner has issued guidance following the judgment of the Divisional Court in R (Adath Yisroel Burial Society) v Senior Coroner for Inner North London [2018] EWHC 969 (Admin) (“the AYBS Case”).’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 18th May 2018

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Don’t use ‘cab rank’ system for burials, coroners to be told – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 14th, 2018 in burials and cremation, coroners, delay, islamic law, Judaism, news by sally

‘Coroners across the country are to be formally instructed to take into account the religious requirements of families when deciding whether to prioritise the burial of their dead, in the wake of a High Court ruling.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th May 2018

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Diet pills death: family seek judicial review of suicide verdict – The Guardian

Posted May 11th, 2018 in coroners, inquests, judicial review, news, suicide by sally

‘The family of a 21-year-old woman who died in an exceptionally busy A&E ward after taking diet pills are launching a legal challenge to overturn a coroner’s conclusion that she intended to kill herself.’

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The Guardian, 11th May 2018

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Family seek to replace ‘sarcastic’ coroner after autistic daughter died – The Guardian

Posted May 10th, 2018 in autism, care homes, coroners, inquests, news by sally

‘A family have begun judicial review proceedings to replace a “combative and sarcastic” coroner they say is blocking a full inquest into how their autistic daughter died while in the care of an NHS-funded private care home.’

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The Guardian, 10th May 2018

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ECHR Articles 9 and 14 – Local Government Law

‘In R (Adath Yisroel Burial Society) v Senior Coroner for Inner North London (2018) EWHC 969 (Admin) a Divisional Court (Singh LJ and Whipple J) observed (paragraph 94) that in Eweida v UK the ECtHR emphasized the importance of the rights set out in Article 9, and stated that there are several things of importance to note about the terms of Article 9.’

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Local Government Law, 1st May 2018

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Coroner defeated over controversial ‘cab-rank’ burial policy – UK Human Rights Blog

‘The Divisional Court has 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. The policy was held to amount to an unlawful fetter upon her discretion, and also to be irrational, to breach Articles 9 and 14 of the ECHR and to amount to indirect discrimination contrary to the Equality Act 2010 (“EQA”).’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 1st May 2018

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Coroner ordered to change ‘cab-rank’ burial release policy – BBC News

Posted April 27th, 2018 in burials and cremation, coroners, islamic law, Judaism, news by tracey

‘A London coroner has been ordered by the High Court to change her “cab-rank” queuing policy for handling burials after it was ruled “unlawful”.’

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BBC News, 27th April 2018

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Coroner who refuses to let Jewish or Muslim burials skip the queue accused of breaching human rights – Daily Telegraph

‘A coroner who refuses to allow Jews or Muslims to skip the burial queue has been accused of breaching human rights laws at the High Court.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th March 2018

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Chief coroner considers ‘cab rank’ burial rule to be unlawful – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted March 2nd, 2018 in burials and cremation, coroners, delay, islamic law, Judaism, judicial review, news by tracey

‘The law firm challenging a coroner’s policy of applying a “cab rank” rule for burials by refusing to prioritise them on religious grounds has welcomed what he describes as the chief coroner’s “support”.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 1st March 2018

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Judge agrees to judicial review of ‘cab rank’ rule for unexplained deaths – The Guardian

Posted February 5th, 2018 in burials and cremation, complaints, coroners, Islam, Judaism, news by sally

‘A high court judge has granted an application for a judicial review of a senior coroner’s “cab rank” policy in dealing with unexpected deaths, saying it raises issues of importance to Jewish and Muslim communities.’

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The Guardian, 2nd February 2018

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Still-births; time to pass responsibility to Coroners? – Park Square Barristers

Posted December 8th, 2017 in anonymity, birth, coroners, inquests, judicial review, news by sally

‘On 17th May this year I discussed the Court of Appeal decision in the tragic case of R (on the application of T) v HM SENIOR CORONER FOR THE COUNTY OF WEST YORKSHIRE (2017) EWCA Civ 318 in which the Court of Appeal were asked to deal with an application for judicial review of two decisions of the West Yorkshire Coroner; first to hold an Inquest into the death of a baby who may or may not have been born alive and second not to grant an anonymity order to the baby’s mother. ‘

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Park Square Barristers, 5th December 2017

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Coroners could get powers to probe stillbirths, in bid to tackle Britain’s poor maternity safety record – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 28th, 2017 in birth, coroners, health, inquests, news by sally

‘Coroners should be granted powers to investigate stillbirths, in bid to prevent the number of “heartbreaking” blunders in childbirth, Jeremy Hunt will say today.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th November 2017

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Ann Maguire murder: Coroner issues Facebook contracts plea – BBC News

Posted November 23rd, 2017 in children, coroners, internet, murder, news, parental responsibility, teachers by sally

‘A coroner has called for the creation of social media “contracts” for parents after it emerged a teacher’s murderer discussed killing her on Facebook.’

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BBC News, 22nd November 2017

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Aspects of burial law from Brady’s funeral judgment – Law & Religion UK

‘On 13 October, the High Court handed down the judgment Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council & Ors v Robin Makin & Ors [2017] EWHC Case No: HC-2017-002064 (Ch) concerning the arrangements for the disposal of the body of Ian Stewart-Brady, formerly Ian Brady (the “deceased”), one of the infamous Moors murderers. We posted some initial comments based upon the Court’s judgment and the Summary which it produced “to assist in understanding the Court’s decision”.’

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Law & Religion UK, 8th November 2017

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Deaths and serious incidents in police custody – Home Office

Posted November 6th, 2017 in coroners, death in custody, police, reports, restraint, suicide by tracey

‘The review’s aims included examining the procedures and processes surrounding deaths and serious incidents in police custody, including the lead up to such incidents and the immediate aftermath, through to the conclusion of official investigations. The report makes 110 recommendations.’

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Home Office, 30th November 2017

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

Home Office to review air weapons regulation in England and Wales – Home Office

Posted October 11th, 2017 in coroners, government departments, licensing, press releases, weapons by tracey

‘The government is to review the regulation of air weapons licensing, following a request from the Suffolk coroner.’

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Home Office, 10th October 2017

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Families of people who died in police custody failed by system – report – The Guardian

‘A long-awaited unpublished official report into deaths in police custody says families who have lost loved ones have been failed by the system and recommends far-reaching reforms to the police, justice system and health service, the Guardian has learned.’

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The Guardian, 4th September 2017

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