Ella Kissi-Debrah ‘pollution’ death: New inquest plea lodged – BBC News

Posted February 18th, 2019 in children, inquests, news, pollution by sally

‘The mother of a nine-year-old girl whose death may have been linked to air pollution has applied to the High Court for a new inquest.’

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BBC News, 15th February 2019

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Families threaten to boycott IRA Birmingham pub bombs inquest – The Guardian

Posted February 18th, 2019 in bereavement, explosives, inquests, legal aid, news, terrorism by sally

‘Bereaved families and lawyers are threatening to boycott the long-awaited inquests into the 1974 IRA Birmingham pub bombings because of concern over missing documents, lack of legal funding and what the process can deliver.’

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The Guardian, 17th February 2019

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LASPO Review: Bar Council reaction – The Bar Council

‘The Bar Council has reacted to the Ministry of Justice’s LASPO Part 1 review, published today. Richard Atkins QC, Chair of the Bar Council, said: “The Bar Council is disappointed with the Government’s post-implementation review of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (“LASPO”), published today. When the Bar Council gave evidence to the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) last year on the impact of the LASPO cuts to legal aid we identified five priorities to help reverse the decline in legal aid provision over almost six years. (See notes to editors). Few have been addressed.” ‘

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The Bar Council, 7th February 2019

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Fury over MoJ ‘betrayal’ on legal aid at inquests – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The Ministry of Justice has been accused of betraying those campaigning to ensure an equality of arms between bereaved families and the state at inquests.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 8th February 2019

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Care home ‘neglect’ contributed to teenager’s death, inquest rules – The Guardian

Posted February 8th, 2019 in budgets, care homes, inquests, mental health, news, suicide, young persons by sally

‘Neglect at a care home that had descended into “chaos” amid cost-cutting contributed to the death of Sophie Bennett, a mentally ill 19-year old, an inquest jury has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 7th February 2019

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Guildford pub bombings inquest to resume 45 years on – BBC News

Posted February 1st, 2019 in coroners, explosives, inquests, Ireland, miscarriage of justice, murder, news, terrorism by tracey

‘The inquest into the deaths of five people killed in the 1974 Guildford pub bombings will be resumed.’

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BBC News, 31st January 2019

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Police restraint caused or contributed to death of teacher – inquest – The Guardian

Posted January 25th, 2019 in death in custody, inquests, mental health, news, police, restraint by tracey

‘A poet and teacher with mental health issues died after he was restrained in a prone position at a police station in west Wales, an inquest jury has found.’

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The Guardian, 24th January 2019

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High court orders new inquest into Home Office role in Windrush citizen death – The Guardian

Posted January 25th, 2019 in citizenship, government departments, immigration, inquests, news by tracey

‘The high court has ordered a new inquest into the death of a Windrush citizen after the original coroner failed to consider the impact of the Home Office’s “hostile environment” policy on his health.’

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The Guardian, 25th January 2019

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Teenager killed herself after changes at mental care home, inquest told – The Guardian

Posted January 23rd, 2019 in care homes, inquests, mental health, news, suicide by sally

‘A teenager took her own life at a mental health care home after the charity in charge laid off external therapists, employed unqualified staff and turned it into a “boot camp”, an inquest has heard.’

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The Guardian, 22nd January 2019

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Javid accused of giving way to police over no conferring rule – Home Office

Posted January 18th, 2019 in codes of practice, death in custody, firearms, inquests, news, ombudsmen, police by tracey

‘The government was accused of watering down plans for a total ban on police conferring after the deaths of suspects, after it approved new rules for officers following the most controversial cases. The home secretary, Sajid Javid, on Thursday approved revised rules first drawn up by the police watchdog in 2014, but changed after fierce opposition from the police and claims that armed officers would lay down their weapons in protest.’

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The Guardian, 17th January 2019

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Knifeman shot by police ‘lawfully killed’ – BBC News

Posted January 15th, 2019 in firearms, inquests, news, offensive weapons, police by tracey

‘A knife-wielding man shot by police after imprisoning his fiancée in his flat was lawfully killed, an inquest has concluded.’

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BBC News, 14th January 2019

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Grayling under fire as serious crimes committed on parole soar by 50% – The Guardian

‘The number of rapes, murders and other serious crimes committed by offenders on parole has risen by more than 50% since reforms to probation were introduced four years ago, according to official data that has triggered calls for the government to rethink its plans for another shake-up of the service.’

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The Guardian, 12th January 2018

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Bungling police lost important documents in Guildford IRA bomb case, coroner hears – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 21st, 2018 in bereavement, coroners, documents, inquests, Ireland, miscarriage of justice, news, police, victims by tracey

‘Bungling police lost important documents in Guildford IRA bomb case, coroner hears.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th December 2018

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Kingsley Burrell family call for inquiry after sacking of police officer – The Guardian

‘The family of Kingsley Burrell, who died in police custody in 2011, have renewed their calls for a public inquiry after one of the officers involved was sacked for lying about the events leading to the death, as well as failing in his duty of care.’

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The Guardian, 18th December 2018

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Ep. 58: 2018 Inquest Law Update – Law Pod UK

Posted December 18th, 2018 in inquests, news, podcasts by sally

‘Jeremy Hyam QC and Emma-Louise Fenelon provide a whistlestop tour of the most significant developments in inquest law in 2018.’

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Law Pod UK, 17th December 2018

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New inquest ordered for 1975 ‘Little Girl Blue’ murder – BBC News

Posted December 13th, 2018 in children, inquests, murder, news by tracey

‘A new inquest into the unsolved murder of a girl found dead in a wood 43 years ago has been ordered by the high court.’

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BBC News, 12th December 2018

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When Coroners are unsure – Park Square Barristers

‘The Court held that a Coroner was entitled to remain unsure about the particulars of the death of an individual who was shot by a member of the Royal Ulster Constabulary.’

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Park Square Barristers, 16th November 2018

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Inquest concludes into self-inflicted death of Ellie Brabant in mental health unit run by Southern Health – Garden Court Chambers

Posted December 12th, 2018 in death in custody, inquests, mental health, news, suicide by sally

‘The inquest into the self-inflicted death of Ellie Brabant has concluded, with the coroner finding that the lack of a clear care plan, and the decision to discharge Ellie from Section 3 of the Mental Health Act more than minimally contributed to her death. Her family were represented by Sarah Hemingway of the Garden Court Chambers Civil Liberties Team.’

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Garden Court Chambers, 13th November 2018

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Poppi Worthington’s father fails in bid to clear his name – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 12th, 2018 in child abuse, coroners, inquests, judicial review, news by sally

‘The father of Poppi Worthington has failed in his latest bid to clear his name after the High Court ruled the coroner who said he “probably sexually assaulted” his daughter “cannot be faulted”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th December 2018

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Poppi Worthington: Abuse accused father says coroner ‘overstepped mark’ – BBC News

Posted December 4th, 2018 in child abuse, coroners, inquests, judicial review, news, sexual offences by tracey

‘A coroner who concluded a father had sexually assaulted his daughter shortly before her death “overstepped the mark”, the man’s lawyer has claimed.’

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BBC News, 3rd December 2018

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