Hillsborough: Attorney general replies to Anne Williams plea – BBC News

Posted November 6th, 2012 in attorney general, health & safety, inquests, news, sport by sally

“The attorney general has vowed to urgently apply for a new inquest for Hillsborough victim Kevin Williams after learning his mother has cancer.”

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BBC News, 5th November 2012

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Mother of man with cerebral palsy sues hospital over son’s DNR order – The Guardian

Posted November 5th, 2012 in families, hospitals, inquests, judicial review, medical treatment, news by sally

“The mother of a 28-year-old man with cerebral palsy is suing the hospital where he died, alleging its staff failed to consult her on a decision not to attempt resuscitation and did not administer his medication appropriately.”

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The Guardian, 4th November 2012

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The 21st Century Coroner – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted November 1st, 2012 in coroners, inquests, judges, news by sally

“The Coroners and Justice Act 2009 has created the office of Chief Coroner, plucked at the very last minute from the Coalition’s ‘bonfire of the quangos’. On Friday, the first Chief Coroner, His Honour Judge Peter Thornton QC, delivered The Howard League for Penal Reform’s 2012 Parmoor Lecture.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 31st October 2012

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

Inquests – Garden Court Chambers Blog

Posted October 30th, 2012 in fire, inquests, news by sally

“Deirdre Malone on an inquest into the tragic deaths of family members killed in a house fire, and the lessons to be learned.”

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Garden Court Chambers Blog, 30th October 2012

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Hillsborough: new chief coroner hints at inquest role – BBC News

Posted October 23rd, 2012 in coroners, health & safety, inquests, news, police, sport by sally

“For more than 700 years, coroners have investigated sudden and unexpected deaths in their own areas of England and Wales without the sort of hierarchy that governs other judicial officers. But last month the first chief coroner started work, with a brief to ensure that coroners are better trained and organised.”

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BBC News, 23rd October 2012

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Where next for the Hillsborough families? – BBC Law in Action

Posted October 18th, 2012 in families, health & safety, inquests, internet, podcasts, victims by sally

“Joshua Rozenberg asks where next for the families of those who died at Hillsborough.”


BBC Law in Action, 16th October 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

New inquest to be held into the deaths of 96 Liverpool fans killed in the Hillsborough disaster – The Independent

Posted October 16th, 2012 in health & safety, inquests, news, sport by tracey

“Attorney General announced that he would apply to the High Court to have the original verdicts overturned in order that new inquests can be held.”

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The Independent, 16th October 2012

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Regina (Wilkinson) v HM Coroner for the Greater Manchester South District – WLR Daily

Posted October 15th, 2012 in careless driving, coroners, inquests, law reports, news, unlawful killing by tracey

Regina (Wilkinson) v HM Coroner for the Greater Manchester South District: [2012] EWHC 2755 (Admin);   [2012] WLR (D)  273

“Causing death by careless or inconsiderate driving contrary to section 2B of the Road Traffic Act 1988 should not be treated as ‘unlawful killing’ for the purposes of the conclusion of an inquest whatever conclusion might be reached in other contexts.”

WLR Daily, 11th October 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Vet who killed driver wins landmark case to get unlawful killing verdict overturned – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 12th, 2012 in inquests, news, road traffic, unlawful killing by sally

“A trainee vet whose car fatally struck a tow truck driver by the side of a motorway has triumphed in a ground-breaking legal fight to overturn an inquest verdict that he was ‘unlawfully killed’.”

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Daily Telegraph, 11th October 2012

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Jury rules that falling masonry death at restaurant was accidental – The Independent

Posted October 9th, 2012 in accidents, health & safety, inquests, news by sally

“The death of a man killed by a piece of falling masonry as he sat at a restaurant was an accident, an inquest jury has ruled.”

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The Independent, 9th October 2012

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Deaths in custody lessons are being ignored, says charity – The Guardian

Posted October 1st, 2012 in coroners, death in custody, enforcement, inquests, news by sally

“Lessons learned from deaths in police and prison custody are being repeatedly ignored or lost because there is no official body to enforce them, according to a charity that supports bereaved families at inquests.”

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The Guardian, 1st October 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Annual Conference: The Coroners’ Society of England and Wales – Speech by His Honour Judge Peter Thornton QC, Chief Coroner

Posted September 24th, 2012 in armed forces, coroners, custody, inquests, news, police by sally

Annual Conference: The Coroners’ Society of England and Wales (PDF)

Speech by His Honour Judge Peter Thornton QC, Chief Coroner

The Coroners’ Society of England and Wales, 21st September 2012

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Chief coroner plans specialist groups to investigate complex cases – The Guardian

Posted September 24th, 2012 in armed forces, coroners, custody, inquests, news, police by sally

“The first chief coroner of England and Wales has promised to establish a cadre of specialists to examine deaths in custody and military fatalities.”

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The Guardian, 21st September 2012

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Met’s mental illness custody cases reviewed – BBC News

Posted September 24th, 2012 in complaints, custody, inquests, mental health, news, ombudsmen, police by sally

“The Metropolitan Police has commissioned an independent review into how it responds to people with mental health conditions.”

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BBC News, 24th September 2012

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Hillsborough families demand new inquests be held – The Guardian

Posted September 17th, 2012 in inquests, news, police, sport, victims by sally

“Lawyers acting for families of those killed in the Hillsborough disaster will write to the attorney general on Monday demanding that new inquests be held. The Hillsborough Families Support Group (HFSG) met at Anfield on Sunday to discuss the next step in its campaign for justice for the 96 victims of the 1989 football stadium disaster. High-profile lawyers for the campaign, Michael Mansfield QC and Lord Falconer, appeared via an internet videolink.”

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The Guardian, 17th September 2012

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Hillsborough: South Yorkshire Police consider IPCC referral – BBC News

Posted September 14th, 2012 in complaints, inquests, inquiries, news, police, prosecutions, sport by tracey

“South Yorkshire Police is reopening investigations into the force’s conduct over the 1989 Hillsborough disaster. The force is considering referring itself to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).”

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BBC News, 14th September 2012

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Hillsborough Independent Panel Report: Statement from Attorney General – Attorney General’s Office

Posted September 13th, 2012 in attorney general, inquests, press releases, reports, sport by tracey

“Speaking about the report published today by the Hillsborough Independent Panel, Attorney General Dominic Grieve said: ‘I have not yet had an opportunity to study the Panel’s report, but it is clear that they have documented significant issues over the original inquest. I will now consider whether there is sufficient evidence to support an application to the High Court to quash the original inquest and start a new inquest process.’ ”

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Attorney General’s Office, 12th September 2012

Source: www.attorneygeneral.gov.uk

Hillsborough families have the truth. Justice will take longer – The Guardian

Posted September 13th, 2012 in families, inquests, inquiries, news, police, prosecutions, reports, sport by tracey

“What is the next step legally? Joshua Rozenberg explores the options for a new inquest, public inquiry or criminal proceedings.”

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The Guardian, 12th September 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Hillsborough report: Prime Minister David Cameron’s statement in full – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 12th, 2012 in disclosure, families, inquests, news, police, reports, speeches, sport by tracey

“David Cameron today told the Commons that police orchestrated a cover-up over their role in the Hillsborough football stadium disaster, in which 96 people died, and there was a campaign to smear the dead. This is his statement in full.”

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Daily Telegraph, 11th September 2012

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Kyle Bates Swansea heroin death: Helen Harding jailed – BBC News

Posted September 4th, 2012 in drug abuse, homicide, inquests, news, perjury, sentencing by tracey

“A woman who injected a 16-year-old boy with heroin and then lied about it at his inquest has been jailed for three years at Swansea Crown Court.”

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BBC News, 3rd September 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk