We need openness, not the “team view”, senior judges tell experts – Litigation Futures

Posted September 26th, 2017 in criminal justice, expert witnesses, inquests, news by sally

‘Senior judges have called on expert witnesses to show greater openness and avoid “hiding behind the team view”.’

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Litigation Futures, 25th September 2017

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Transgender teenager who killed himself ‘was angry at school’ over name change – The Guardian

Posted September 1st, 2017 in change of name, inquests, news, school children, suicide, transsexuals by sally

‘A transgender teenager who killed himself “was angry with [his] school” after it refused to grant him permission to officially change his name, an inquest into his death has heard.’

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The Guardian, 1st September 2017

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Inquests open into deaths of four Grenfell Tower fire victims – The Guardian

Posted August 24th, 2017 in adjournment, fire, inquests, news by sally

‘The inquests of four people who died in the Grenfell Tower fire were opened at Westminster coroner’s court on Wednesday.’

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The Guardian, 23rd August 2017

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Inquests: Can the costs of representation be recovered? Kate Wilson discusses – Park Square Barristers

Posted August 22nd, 2017 in costs, inquests, legal representation, news by sally

‘Coroners have no power to award costs of legal advice or representation at inquests. Where a successful civil claim follows, parties will naturally wish to recover the costs of the inquests as well as the costs of the civil proceedings from the losing party. The starting point is Section 51 of the Supreme Court Act 1981 which enables the court to award costs “of and incidental to” civil proceedings.’

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Park Square Barristers, 10th August 2017

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Mother wins MoD apology over ‘Snatch’ Land Rover death – BBC News

Posted August 18th, 2017 in armed forces, inquests, inquiries, Iraq, news by sally

‘In July 2005, Sue Smith’s son, Pte Phillip Hewett, was killed by a roadside bomb while travelling in a lightly armoured “snatch” Land Rover in Iraq.’

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BBC News, 18th August 2017

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Britons should stop getting so drunk during hen and stag parties, judge says – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 16th, 2017 in alcohol abuse, coroners, inquests, news, road traffic by sally

‘Britons should stop getting so drunk during hen and stag parties, a judge said yesterday during an inquest into the death of a reveller killed during a bachelor party in Budapest.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th August 2017

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Ann Maguire’s family lose legal challenge over inquest evidence – BBC News

Posted August 15th, 2017 in evidence, families, inquests, news, school children, witnesses by sally

‘The widower and children of a teacher murdered by a student have lost their legal challenge against a coroner’s decision not to call pupils as witnesses at a forthcoming inquest.’

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BBC News, 14th August 2017

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Ellie Butler’s parents appear at inquest hearing via video from prisons – The Guardian

‘The parents of murdered six-year-old Ellie Butler have appeared via video link from their respective prisons at an inquest hearing into the death of their daughter, and interrupted the proceedings several times.’

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The Guardian, 11th August 2017

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Connor Sparrowhawk death: NHS clinician admits string of failings – The Guardian

Posted August 8th, 2017 in health, inquests, mental health, news, young persons by sally

‘A consultant psychiatrist has admitted a string of failings over the death of a vulnerable teenager who drowned in a bath at an NHS care unit.’

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The Guardian, 7th August 2017

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Birmingham pub bombing families appeal for legal funding to name IRA suspects – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 7th, 2017 in coroners, identification, inquests, judicial review, news, terrorism by sally

‘Families of those killed in the IRA’s Birmingham pub bombings are crowdfunding a High Court challenge to try to overturn a coroner’s ban on naming the suspect bombers.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th August 2017

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Guildford pub bombings: ‘May be grounds to resume’ inquests – BBC News

Posted August 4th, 2017 in explosives, inquests, news, terrorism by sally

‘Lawyers involved in the reopened Birmingham pub bombings inquest are considering requesting the same to happen over IRA blasts in Guildford.’

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BBC News, 4th August 2017

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Negligent hospitals to get free pass at inquests under costs cap – warning – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 31st, 2017 in compensation, coroners, costs, hospitals, inquests, negligence, news by sally

‘NHS hospitals responsible for patient deaths will get a free pass at inquests under Government proposals to cap legal costs, the lawyer for victims of the Bristol heart scandal has warned.’

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Daily Telegraph, 30th July 2017

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Family of Deepcut soldier can apply for fresh inquest – Attorney General’s Office

Posted July 21st, 2017 in armed forces, attorney general, inquests, news, press releases, public interest by tracey

‘Attorney General gives consent for the family of Private Geoff Gray to apply to the High Court for a fresh inquest into his death.’

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Attorney General's Office, 21st July 2017

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Neglect contributed to Liverpool prisoner’s suicide, jury finds – The Guardian

Posted July 17th, 2017 in accidents, death in custody, inquests, mental health, news, prisons, suicide by tracey

‘An inquest jury has found that neglect contributed to the death of a prisoner who killed himself at Liverpool prison last year.’

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The Guardian, 16th July 2017

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‘Ventilator error’ killed woman at Oxford hospice – BBC News

Posted July 13th, 2017 in hospitals, inquests, medical treatment, negligence, news by tracey

‘A 21-year-old woman with a rare disease died when staff at a hospice failed to replace part of her breathing tube, an inquest has heard.’

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BBC News, 12th July 2017

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Inquest touching on the death of BT – Park Square Barristers

Posted July 5th, 2017 in coroners, inquests, medicines, news by sally

‘BT was found deceased by her partner and carer, S, on the morning of 5th June 2016.

She had an extremely complicated medical history that included diabetes, obstructive sleep apnoea, schizoaffective disorder and dissociative disorder, epilepsy, migraines and asthma.’

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Park Square Barristers, 27th June 2017

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Mentally ill woman died in cell after monitoring was reduced, inquest hears – The Guardian

Posted July 5th, 2017 in inquests, mental health, news, prisons, suicide by sally

‘A vulnerable and seriously mentally ill woman had her supervision reduced and was unable to access her anti-psychotic medication before she died in Holloway Prison, an inquest has heard.’

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The Guardian, 4th July 2017

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Camber Sands: Seven deaths caused by misadventure, coroner concludes – BBC News

Posted June 30th, 2017 in health & safety, inquests, news by tracey

‘The deaths of seven men who drowned in two separate incidents at a beach in East Sussex last summer were caused by misadventure, a coroner has concluded.’

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BBC News, 30th June 2017

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Deepcut inquest to examine bullying claims – The Guardian

Posted June 19th, 2017 in armed forces, bullying, harassment, inquests, mental health, news, suicide by sally

‘A fresh inquest into the death of a soldier at Deepcut barracks will examine whether he was hounded to death by “bullying and harassment”, a court has heard.’

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The Guardian, 16th June 2017

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IRA bombers of two Birmingham pubs could be ‘named and shamed’ – The Guardian

Posted June 1st, 2017 in disclosure, explosives, inquests, news, terrorism by sally

‘IRA members who planted bombs that destroyed two Birmingham pubs in 1974 could be “named and shamed” in the resumed inquest into the 21 deaths in the atrocity, a hearing has been told.’

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The Guardian, 31st May 2017

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