Diana’s inquest: is it money well spent? – The Times

Posted January 18th, 2008 in coroners, inquests, news by sally

“Despite all the flak the coroner chairing the inquest of the late Princess of Wales and Dodi Fayed is making the best of a difficult job.”

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The Times, 17th January 2008

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Children’s bodies ferried miles for postmortems – The Guardian

Posted January 4th, 2008 in children, coroners, news by sally

“The bodies of children who die suddenly are being illegally transported hundreds of miles to have a postmortem examination because there are only 40 qualified paediatric pathologists, it is revealed today. The practice breaches the Coroner’s Rules, which make it illegal to move a body beyond an adjoining district to the one in which the death occurred.”

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The Guardian, 4th January 2008

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Diana inquest judge attacks ‘rubbish’ laws – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 17th, 2007 in coroners, inquests, news by sally

“A judge has launched an extraordinary attack on the laws governing the inquest into the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, describing them as ‘antiquated rubbish’.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th November 2007

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Families let down by lack of coroners reform – The Times

Posted November 8th, 2007 in armed forces, coroners, news by sally

“Bereaved relatives of fallen troops are dismayed that an expected Coroners Bill was left out of the Queen’s Speech.”

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The Times, 7th November 2007

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Regina (Bennett) v. Inner South London Coroner, Officers A and B and Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis, interested parties – Times Law Reports

Posted August 13th, 2007 in coroners, juries, law reports by sally

Whether jury can be trusted

Regina (Bennett) v Inner South London Coroner, Officers A and B and Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis, interested parties

“While facts were for the jury, coroners were entitled to consider whether it was safe to leave a particular verdict on the evidence to the jury.”

The Times, 13th August 2007

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Military inquests to get more funds as Iraq death toll rises – The Times

Posted July 13th, 2007 in armed forces, coroners, inquests, news by sally

“Ministers bowed to pressure yesterday and promised to provide extra funding for hard-pressed coroners’ courts holding inquests into military deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan.”

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The Times, 13th July 2007

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Diana coroner rejects Queen call – BBC News

Posted July 9th, 2007 in coroners, inquests, news by michael

“The coroner for Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed’s inquests has said he will not involve the Queen or the Duke of Edinburgh in the case at this stage.”

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BBC News, 9th July 2007

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R (Pereira) v. HM Coroner for Inner South London and others – WLR Daily

Posted June 18th, 2007 in coroners, inquests, law reports by sally

R (Pereira) v. HM Coroner for Inner South London and others

“A coroner’s power to adjourn an inquest under s 16(1)(b) of the Coroner’s Act 1988 was discretionary. Where a reason not to adjourn had been established, a decision to do so made in the exercise of that discretion could not be impugned by way of judicial review provided that the decision had been made rationally, taking into account all relevant matters and in the light of the state’s duty to investigate a death under art 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights.”

WLR Daily, 14th June 2007

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New Diana coroner thwarted in media ban – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 14th, 2007 in coroners, inquests, media, news by sally

“The new coroner for the inquest into the death of Diana, Princess of Wales yesterday pledged an “open, fair and transparent” inquiry – then immediately attempted to gag the press.”

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Daily Telegraph, 14th June 2007

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Hearing due before Diana inquest – BBC News

Posted June 13th, 2007 in coroners, inquests, news by sally

“A preliminary hearing is due to be held to prepare the way for a full inquest into the deaths of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed.”

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BBC News, 13th June 2007

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Top judge is new Diana coroner – BBC News

Posted June 12th, 2007 in coroners, inquests, news by sally

“The new coroner for the inquests into the deaths of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed has been formally appointed.” 

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BBC News, 11th June 2007

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Reforms will not stop another Shipman, pathologist warns – The Guardian

Posted May 17th, 2007 in coroners, news by sally

“A pathologist involved in the Harold Shipman murder case today launched a stinging attack on the government’s proposed reforms to the coroner system, claiming they will do nothing to prevent another such killer.”

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The Guardian, 17th May 2007

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Diana inquest judge quits, admitting she was the wrong person for the job – The Times

Posted April 25th, 2007 in coroners, inquests, news by sally

“The inquests of Diana, Princess of Wales, and Dodi Fayed suffered a fresh blow yesterday when Baroness Butler-Sloss dramatically announced that she was stepping down as coroner.”

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The Times, 25th April 2007

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Butler-Sloss to step down as Diana coroner – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 24th, 2007 in coroners, inquests, news by sally

“Baroness Butler-Sloss is to step down as coroner for the Diana inquest, it was announced today.”

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Daily Telegraph, 24th April 2007

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Coroner rejects US pilot error claim in Iraq crash – The Guardian

Posted April 20th, 2007 in coroners, Iraq, news by sally

“The death of eight British servicemen in an American helicopter crash at the start of the Iraq war was due to mechanical failure, and not pilot error as the US has claimed, an Oxford coroner ruled yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 20th April 2007

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Inquest date for NatWest Three death – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 19th, 2007 in coroners, extradition, news by sally

“The inquest into the death of Neil Coulbeck, who worked with the Natwest Three, has been set for May 23, 10 months after the banker was found hanged near his home.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th April 2007

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Alder Hey lawyer to investigate Sellafield body parts scandal – The Times

Posted April 19th, 2007 in coroners, human tissue, news by sally

“The senior QC who led the inquiry into the Alder Hey stolen organs scandal has been appointed to investigate news that the Sellafield nuclear site secretly stored and tested tissues and organs taken from the bodies of dead employees.”

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The Times, 18th April 2007

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