7/7 coroner’s report prompts shakeup at MI5 – The Guardian

Posted July 20th, 2011 in coroners, intelligence services, news, terrorism by tracey

“The security service is to introduce new procedures for anti-terrorist work in the wake of the 7 July London bombings.”

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The Guardian, 19th July 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Ian Tomlinson post-mortem examination report withheld – BBC News

Posted September 8th, 2010 in confidentiality, coroners, news, privilege, reports by sally

“A post-mortem examination report into the death of a man at the G20 protests last year has been withheld from authorities, it has emerged.”

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BBC News, 8th September 2010

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Ian Tomlinson death: Coroner defends use of controversial pathologist – The Guardian

Posted September 7th, 2010 in coroners, inquests, news, pathologists by sally

“Paul Matthews says choice of Dr Freddy Patel, suspended from practice for three months last week, for postmortem was ‘routine.’ ”

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The Guardian, 7th September 2010

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Coroners’ service reform review delaying inquests – BBC News

Posted August 12th, 2010 in coroners, inquests, legislation, news by sally

“Promised reforms to speed up coroners’ courts have been put on hold leaving many bereaved families waiting months or years for verdicts.”

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BBC News, 12th August 2010

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Stirland case coroner calls for witness reforms – BBC News

Posted August 10th, 2010 in coroners, gangs, murder, news, police, witnesses by sally

“Police should review witness protection protocols, a coroner has said in her report into the gangland killings of a Lincolnshire couple.”

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BBC News, 10th August 2010

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Ian Tomlinson coroner is urged to stand aside – The Guardian

Posted July 26th, 2010 in coroners, inquests, news by sally

“The coroner due to preside over the inquest into the death of Ian Tomlinson was tonight under pressure to step down from the hearing because he was responsible for appointing the pathologist who conducted a controversial postmortem on Tomlinson.”

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The Guardian, 23rd July 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Shipman coroner says all baby deaths must be probed – BBC News

Posted June 1st, 2010 in children, coroners, news by sally

“The way in which neonatal deaths are investigated should be more consistent, a senior coroner said.”

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BBC News, 1st June 2010

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Wiltshire coroner orders review into suicide – BBC News

Posted May 12th, 2010 in coroners, mental health, news, suicide by sally

“A coroner has ordered police and health services to review the way they treated a patient who hanged himself after being falsely accused of a sex assault.”

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BBC News, 12th May 2010

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Comment on historic reforms to the coroners’ system – Ministry of Justice

Posted March 12th, 2010 in consultations, coroners, Ministry of Justice, press releases by sally

“Individuals and organisations are being asked to comment on how a reformed national coroners’ system will work in practice, in a consultation document issued today.”

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Ministry of Justice, 11th March 2010

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

2010 to see historic changes to the coroners’ system – Ministry of Justice

Posted February 2nd, 2010 in consultations, coroners, Ministry of Justice, news by sally

“The government has today (1 February) set out the next steps to reforming the coroners’ system, including plans to appoint the first ever Chief Coroner.”

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Ministry of Justice, 1st February 2010

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Secret document which implicated Blair Peach coroner withheld by Home Office – The Guardian

Posted January 25th, 2010 in coroners, documents, inquests, news, police by sally

“Government officials withheld a document relating to the death of Blair Peach, the anti-fascist campaigner widely believed to have been killed by police in 1979, because they feared it would portray the coroner as biased and lend weight to calls for a public inquiry.”

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The Guardian, 22nd January 2010

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Government defeated over military inquest coroners – The Independent

Posted October 27th, 2009 in armed forces, coroners, inquests, news by sally

“The Government was defeated in the Lords tonight as peers voted to give a Deputy Chief Coroner the role of specialising in military inquests.”

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The Independent, 26th October 2009

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Bar Council and Criminal Bar Association Brief Peers on Provisions Contained with the Coroners and Justice Bill – The Bar Council

Posted October 21st, 2009 in barristers, coroners, inquests, news by sally

“The Bar Council and the Criminal Bar Association (CBA) have sent a briefing paper to members of the House of Lords, bringing to their attention their continued concerns about some aspects of the Coroners and Justice Bill. The Bill, which will enter Report Stage in the House of Lords today, addresses a broad range of provisions within the criminal justice system, including the inquest system; clarifying the law on encouraging and assisting suicide; special measures for vulnerable and intimidated witnesses; the introduction of a Sentencing Council; and an enabling provision to regulate Damages Based Agreements (DBAs) through statutory instrument. The briefing paper, sent to members of the House of Lords as they return for the final few weeks of the 2008-9 parliamentary session, sets out the views of the Bar Council and CBA on these issues, which remain a concern to both organisations.”

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The Bar Council, 21st October 2009

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Coroners block tests to monitor vCJD spread – The Times

Posted August 19th, 2009 in CJD, coroners, news by sally

“Coroners are refusing to carry out post-mortem tests for an infection that causes the human form of mad cow disease, despite pleas that they could help to monitor the disease.”

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The Times, 19th August 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Action to prevent further deaths: details of Coroners’ reports and responses published for the first time – Ministry of Justice

Posted July 16th, 2009 in coroners, health & safety, news by sally

“Details of coroners’ reports asking for organisations involved in deaths to take action to prevent further deaths are published by the Ministry of Justice today for the first time.”

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Ministry of Justice, 15th July 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Does the Coroners and Justice Bill go far enough – and is there enough money – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted June 19th, 2009 in coroners, inquests, news by sally

“The Coroners and Justice Bill is the government’s attempt to implement that long-awaited reform. Some practitioners and pressure groups are concerned that the bill doesn’t go far enough, and that there isn’t enough money behind it to make it work. There is a real risk, they say, that this bill will come to be seen as a missed opportunity.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 18th June 2009

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Coroners Bill: now the battle begins for legal aid and juries – The Times

Posted May 21st, 2009 in coroners, inquests, news by sally

“With Jack Straw’s dropping of plans this week for secret inquests, one of the big battles in the Coroners and Justice Bill has been fought and won. But the Justice Secretary’s move does not guarantee the Bill a trouble-free ride.”

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The Times, 21st May 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Statement on amendments to the Coroners and Justice Bill – Ministry of Justice

Posted May 18th, 2009 in coroners, inquests, juries, press releases by sally

“Jack Straw has made a written ministerial statement concerning amendments to the Coroners and Justice Bill.”

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Ministry of Justice, 15th May 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Bar Council Remains Concerned Over Some Aspects of the Coroners and Justice Bill – The Bar Council

Posted March 23rd, 2009 in barristers, coroners, press releases by sally

“The Coroners and Justice Bill begins its Report Stage in the House of Commons today. The Bar Council, and the Criminal Bar Association, have welcomed Government concessions in relation to information sharing and in putting the decision for an inquest to be held without a jury into the hands of judges rather than the Secretary of State.”

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The Bar Council, 23rd March 2009

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Bar Council Condemns Data Sharing Threat in Coroners Bill – The Bar Council

Posted February 27th, 2009 in coroners, data protection, press releases by sally

“The Bar Council today issued a warning about the data sharing provisions of the Coroners and Justice Bill.”

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The Bar Council, 25th February 2009

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk