Mark Duggan shooting report challenged by human rights groups – The Guardian

‘The official report into the police shooting of a man whose death sparked the 2011 riots is facing a new challenge from human rights investigators who say a virtual model of the shooting shows its main conclusion is wrong.’

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The Guardian, 5th December 2019

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Family of murdered autistic man attack coroner’s refusal to hold ‘full and fearless’ inquest – Daily Telegraph

‘A coroner has been criticised for refusing to hold a “full and fearless” inquest into murder of autistic man killed by a dangerous criminal just out of prison on licence.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th December 2019

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State accountability for killings of civilians by soldiers in Northern Ireland: can the UK duck out? – Red Lion Chambers

‘On Nov 11, 2019, the Conservative Party announced rather unclear plans to take legal steps to ensure that inquest juries in Northern Ireland could not return verdicts of unlawful killing in relation to actions by UK soldiers (and presumably other state agents such as the RUC police) in operations during The Troubles. The plans also apparently include barring prosecutions for any alleged unlawful acts during such operations during The Troubles (there is no statute of limitations on serious criminal offences in the UK so this would be an entirely novel step).’

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Red Lion Chambers, 14th November 2019

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Inquest concludes serious failures contributed to self-inflicted death of Beth Tenquist – Garden Court Chambers

Posted December 4th, 2019 in hospitals, inquests, mental health, news, suicide by sally

‘Following an Inquest lasting 10 days, a jury returned a damning narrative in respect of Sussex NHS Trust and Mill View Psychiatric Hospital, setting out a catalogue of failings by the Trust.’

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Garden Court Chambers, 27th November 2019

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Hillsborough: David Duckenfield found not guilty of manslaughter – The Guardian

‘The former South Yorkshire police chief superintendent David Duckenfield has been found not guilty of gross negligence manslaughter more than 30 years after he commanded the police at the 1989 FA Cup semi-final at Hillsborough between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest, at which 96 people died.’

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The Guardian, 28th November 2019

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Hinckley deaths: Boys ‘were unlawfully killed’, coroner concludes – BBC News

Posted November 28th, 2019 in children, inquests, news, unlawful killing by sally

‘Two boys found dead with their father at a house were unlawfully killed, a coroner has concluded.’

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BBC News, 27th November 2019

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Inquest finds St Leonards hospice patients were unlawfully killed in fire – Garden Court Chambers

Posted November 26th, 2019 in fire, inquests, news, unlawful killing by sally

‘At an inquest in Hastings yesterday Senior Coroner Alan Craze concluded that three patients who died after a fire at a hospice on 11 July 2015 were unlawfully killed.’

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Garden Court Chambers, 21st November 2019

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High court quash coroner’s anonymity ruling and allows family of Andrew Hall to see inquest evidence of police officers – Garden Court Chambers

Posted November 20th, 2019 in anonymity, coroners, inquests, judicial review, news, police by sally

‘On 30 October 2019 the High Court ordered that seven family members be entitled to see 16 West Yorkshire police offers and a custody nurse give evidence at the inquest into the death of Andrew Hall, quashing the coroner’s ruling on anonymity.’

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Garden Court Chambers, 8th November 2019

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Jury highlight Morton Hall multiple staff failures as inquest concludes on death of immigration detainee Carlington Spencer – Garden Court Chambers

Posted November 20th, 2019 in death in custody, detention, immigration, inquests, juries, news by sally

‘The inquest into the death of Carlington Spencer, known to his family as ‘Jammy’, concluded on Friday 8 November. Carlington was an immigration detainee at Morton Hall Immigration Removal Centre.’

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Garden Court Chambers, 14th November 2019

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“Severe failures” in care led to the death of vulnerable pensioner Leocardo Loney – Garden Court Chambers

Posted November 20th, 2019 in care homes, elderly, inquests, news by sally

‘The family of a vulnerable London man who was found dead more than two months after he went missing from Willow House, the extra care housing where he lived, have spoken out following an inquest into his death.’

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Garden Court Chambers, 7th November 2019

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Stephen Port: jury to decide whether police blunders were a result of homophobia – Daily Telegraph

‘A jury will look at whether “prejudice” played a part in how police initially treated the deaths of serial killer Stephen Port’s victims, a coroner has ruled.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th November 2019

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Court of Appeal orders “unprecedented” second retrial in care proceedings following death of 10-year-old girl – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Court of Appeal has ordered a second retrial in care proceedings relating to five siblings following the death of a ten-year-old girl in 2016, describing the judgment from the first retrial as“wrong and procedurally unjust”.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 15th November 2019

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Man died in immigration detention after staff ‘dismissed’ stroke as sign he had taken spice – The Independent

‘A man died in immigration detention after medical staff “dismissed” signs that he was having a stroke because they wrongly presumed that he had taken spice, an inquest has concluded.’

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The Independent, 12th November 2019

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Prescription drugs review call after Bedford man’s death – BBC News

Posted November 13th, 2019 in coroners, inquests, medicines, news, prescription by sally

‘Prescription guidelines should be changed after a man died from using two medicines together, a coroner warned.’

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BBC News, 13th November 2019

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Tory plan to water down Human Rights Act to protect ex-soldiers would turn UK into pariah, experts warn – The Independent

Posted November 12th, 2019 in armed forces, human rights, inquests, news, Northern Ireland, prosecutions by sally

‘Conservative plans to water down the Human Rights Act – to prevent prosecutions of soldiers accused of murders in Northern Ireland – will make the UK a pariah, the party has been warned.’

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The Independent, 11th November 2019

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Mother to sue justice ministry after probation errors led to son’s murder – The Guardian

‘The Ministry of Justice is to be sued by the mother of a five-year-old boy who was murdered by her boyfriend after an inquest concluded that defects in the probation system contributed to his death.’

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The Guardian, 9th November 2019

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Douglas Oak inquest: Coroner calls for improved police and ambulance training on handling persons suffering from Acute Behavioural Disturbance – Garden Court Chambers

Posted October 29th, 2019 in emergency services, inquests, mental health, news, police by sally

‘The inquest into the death of Douglas Oak concluded at Bournemouth Coroners Court yesterday with Senior Coroner for Dorset Rachel Griffin stating that she would be issuing a wide ranging preventing Future Deaths report because of her concerns that further lives will be lost unless action is taken at a national level to improve training and the handling of persons suffering from acute behavioural disturbance (ABD).’

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Garden Court Chambers, 23rd October 2019

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Inquest into Mia Atkins choking death: Misadventure ruling – BBC News

Posted October 29th, 2019 in children, emergency services, hospitals, inquests, news by tracey

‘The death of a two-year-old girl who choked on a cocktail sausage was caused by misadventure, a coroner has ruled.’

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BBC News, 28th October 2019

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Army’s ‘failure to learn’ from training heat deaths of ‘grave concern’, coroner rules – The Independent

Posted October 28th, 2019 in armed forces, coroners, health & safety, inquests, news by tracey

‘A coroner has pledged to write to the defence secretary after an inquest into the death of a soldier on a training exercise raised “grave concerns” over the army’s “ability to learn from previous mistakes”.’

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The Independent, 26th October 2019

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Family of man who died after police restraint call for better training – The Guardian

‘The family of a company director who died after being restrained on a street by police while suffering acute behavioural disorder (ABD) have called for more training to be given on how to deal with people experiencing such a crisis.’

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The Guardian, 22nd October 2019

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