Professor Leslie Thomas QC and Deborah Coles talk all things Inquests with Fiona Bawdon – Legal Action Group: Justice Matters

Posted August 26th, 2021 in inquests, news, podcasts by sally

‘Our guests are Professor Lesley Thomas, QC of Gresham College and also Garden Court Chambers, Deborah Coles of Inquest and leading the questions and discussion is Fiona Bawdon.’

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Legal Action Group: Justice Matters, 25th August 2021

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Coroner in Plymouth gunman case requests review of weapons licensing – The Guardian

Posted August 20th, 2021 in coroners, firearms, inquests, licensing, mental health, murder, news, offensive weapons by sally

‘The coroner overseeing the case of the Plymouth gunman, Jake Davison, who killed his mother and four other people, has asked a watchdog to examine whether changes to weapons licensing have been made since a man shot dead three women in the north of England almost 10 years ago.’

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The Guardian, 19th August 2021

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Kevin Clarke death: police watchdog reopens investigation – The Guardian

‘The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has reopened its investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Kevin Clarke, a mentally ill black man who could be heard saying the words “I can’t breathe” while he was being restrained by police shortly before he died.’

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The Guardian, 16th August 2021

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Croydon tram crash deaths were accidental, inquest rules – The Guardian

Posted July 23rd, 2021 in accidents, bereavement, families, health & safety, inquests, news, transport, victims by sally

‘The deaths of seven passengers in the Croydon tram crash were accidental, the jury at the coroner’s inquest in south London has decided, in a verdict met with anger by families of the victims.’

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The Guardian, 22nd July 2021

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Vue cinema chain fined £750,000 over seat crush death – BBC News

Posted July 21st, 2021 in accidents, costs, fines, health & safety, inquests, news by sally

‘The Vue cinema chain has been fined £750,000 for safety breaches which led to the death of a man who became trapped under a chair.’

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BBC News, 20th July 2021

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Benefit death reviews ‘shrouded in secrecy’ – BBC News

Posted July 14th, 2021 in benefits, government departments, inquests, inquiries, news, statistics by tracey

‘Cases where a person claiming benefits died or came to serious harm have now prompted 268 internal reviews since 2012, it can be revealed. The Department for Work & Pensions holds reviews when it is alleged its actions had a negative impact, or when named at an inquest.’

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BBC News, 14th July 2021

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Susan Nicholson: Murdered woman failed by police, inquest rules – BBC News

Posted July 6th, 2021 in domestic violence, inquests, murder, negligence, news, police by sally

‘Police failings caused or contributed to the death of a woman killed by her partner, an inquest jury has ruled.’

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BBC News, 5th July 2021

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Dove v HM Coroner for Teesside and Hartlepool [2021] EWHC 1738 (Admin) – Inquests and Inquiries Law Blog

‘In this article, Richard Ive discusses the case of Dove v HM Coroner for Teesside and Hartlepool [2021] EWHC 1738 (Admin), which raises important questions relating to Article 2 (the right to life). On 11 June 2021, the Administrative Court heard procedural arguments concerning a late application by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions to join, as an interested party, a claim pursuant to the Coroners Act 1988 s.13 for a further inquest into the death of a highly vulnerable woman who took her own life shortly after all her Department of Work and Pensions (“DWP”) benefits were stopped. The Secretary of State’s application was successful, providing her with the opportunity to make submissions at the full hearing heard by the Divisional Court on 22 June 2021.’

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Inquests and Inquiries Law Blog, 29th June 2021

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R (Morahan) v HM Coroner for West London [2021] EWHC 1603 (Admin) – Inquests and Inquiries Law Blog

Posted June 25th, 2021 in coroners, human rights, inquests, mental health, news, suicide by tracey

‘In this article, Ed Ramsay discusses the recent case of Morahan, which deals with the issue of when the enhanced investigative duty under Article 2 of the ECHR will be automatically engaged in an inquest.’

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Inquests and Inquiries Law Blog, 22nd June 2021

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R (Morahan) v HM Coroner for West London [2021] EWHC 1603 (Admin) – Inquests and Inquiries Law Blog

Posted June 24th, 2021 in coroners, human rights, inquests, mental health, news by sally

‘In this article, Ed Ramsay discusses the recent case of Morahan, which deals with the issue of when the enhanced investigative duty under Article 2 of the ECHR will be automatically engaged in an inquest.’

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Inquests and Inquiries Law Blog, 22nd June 2021

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Andrew Hall inquest: Police used ‘justified’ force on man who died – BBC News

‘Police officers used “justified, necessary and proportionate” force to restrain a man who later died, an inquest jury has found.’

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BBC News, 22nd June 2021

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Jodey Whiting: Disabled woman’s suicide ‘a direct result’ of benefit cut – BBC News

‘A disabled woman’s suicide was “a direct result” of having her benefits cut, the High Court has been told.’

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BBC News, 22nd June 2021

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Susan Nicholson inquest: Killer ‘involved in 13 domestic abuse reports’ – BBC News

Posted June 22nd, 2021 in domestic violence, inquests, murder, news, police by sally

‘Police were called to 13 domestic abuse reports involving a man now in jail for killing two women, an inquest heard.’

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BBC News, 21st June 2021

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Fishmongers’ Hall terrorist Usman Khan was lawfully killed, inquest jury finds – The Guardian

Posted June 11th, 2021 in inquests, news, police, terrorism by tracey

‘Usman Khan, a convicted terrorist, was lawfully killed on London Bridge by armed police after stabbing two people at a prisoner rehabilitation event while wearing a fake suicide belt, an inquest jury has concluded.’

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The Guardian, 10th June 2021

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Deepcut: Fifth Army recruit died at barracks – BBC News

Posted June 11th, 2021 in armed forces, harassment, inquests, news, suicide by tracey

‘A fifth soldier died at an Army base where four recruits were found dead between 1995 and 2002, it has emerged.’

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BBC News, 11th June 2021

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‘More work to do’ to improve Nottingham maternity units – BBC News

‘More needs to be done to bring maternity units at a city’s two main hospitals up to scratch, inspectors have said.’

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BBC News, 28th May 2021

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MPs set deadline for bereaved to get public funding at inquests – The Guardian

Posted May 27th, 2021 in bereavement, inquests, legal representation, news by tracey

‘Bereaved people have been “failed” by successive governments and by 1 October they should all receive public funding for legal representation at inquests where a public body is represented, MPs have said.’

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The Guardian, 26th May 2021

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Article 2 inquest not required where police failures had already been fully investigated – UK Police Law Blog

Posted May 25th, 2021 in complaints, human rights, inquests, news, police, stalking by sally

‘In R (Grice) v HM Senior Coroner of Brighton and Hove [2020] EWHC 3581, the High Court has summarised the scope of the requirements under article 2 of the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR) for an effective investigation into alleged failures of the police to protect life. The question arose where a coroner had refused to re-open the inquest into the murder of a woman by her former partner after the police had mishandled her complaints of stalking. While the criminal trial by itself had not satisfied the article 2 investigative obligation, it had been met by the combination of the criminal trial and the four subsequent investigations of police conduct.’

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UK Police Law Blog, 24th May 2021

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Parents seek second inquest into baby’s hospital death – BBC News

‘The parents of a baby who died after medical errors are to push for a new inquest into his death, after they say a “cruel” inquest denied them justice.’

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BBC News, 14th May 2021

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Philippa Day death: family launches legal challenge against DWP – The Guardian

Posted May 11th, 2021 in benefits, bereavement, compensation, families, inquests, news, suicide by sally

‘The family of Philippa Day, a mentally ill single mother who died from a deliberate overdose after her benefits were wrongly cut off, is to seek compensation from the government.’

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The Guardian, 10th May 2021

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