Police marksman in inquest ‘song titles’ probe – The Independent

Posted November 2nd, 2010 in disciplinary procedures, firearms, inquests, news, police by sally

“A police marksman responsible for shooting a lawyer dead during an armed siege faced punishment today after it emerged that he peppered evidence about his actions with song titles.”

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The Independent, 2nd November 2010

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Dr Kelly wounds ‘typical of self-inflicted injury’ – The Independent

Posted October 22nd, 2010 in disclosure, inquests, medical records, news, suicide by sally

“Wounds to the body of weapons inspector David Kelly were ‘typical of self-inflicted injury’, according to previously secret medical documents released today.  Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke said he was publishing the documents on how Dr Kelly died ‘in the interests of maintaining public confidence in the inquiry into how Dr Kelly came by his death’. Lord Hutton, who conducted the inquiry into Dr Kelly’s death, ruled that the report should remain secret for 70 years, but there were a number of calls for another examination of the case.”

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The Independent, 22nd October 2010

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Inquests into 7 July bombings begin – The Guardian

Posted October 11th, 2010 in inquests, news, terrorism by sally

“Inquests into the deaths of the 52 innocent people killed in the 7/7 bombings will begin today.”

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The Guardian, 11th October 2010

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Mark Saunders coroner: police firearms guidelines should be simplified – The Guardian

Posted October 8th, 2010 in firearms, inquests, news, police by sally

“Complex police guidelines on the use of firearms should be simplified, a coroner has told the home secretary, Theresa May, in the wake of the Mark Saunders inquest.”

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The Guardian, 8th October 2010

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Mark Saunders was killed lawfully, inquest jury finds – The Guardian

Posted October 7th, 2010 in firearms, inquests, news, police, unlawful killing by sally

“An alcoholic barrister who pointed his shotgun at police was lawfully killed when they opened fire in response, an inquest jury found today.”

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The Guardian, 7th October 2010

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New checks call after rail death in Essex – BBC News

Posted October 1st, 2010 in health & safety, inquests, news, railways by sally

“A coroner has called for new safety checks after hearing how an Essex rail worker was fatally injured when a ‘poorly welded’ basket fell on to him.”

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BBC News, 30th September 2010

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Baby P mother denied inquest representation funding – BBC News

Posted September 22nd, 2010 in inquests, legal aid, legal representation, news by sally

“Baby Peter’s mother and her boyfriend have been denied public funding to be represented at any resumed inquest into the child’s death.”

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BBC News, 21st September 2010

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Inquest opens into death of barrister killed in armed siege – The Guardian

Posted September 20th, 2010 in barristers, firearms, inquests, inquiries, news, unlawful killing by sally

“An inquest will open today into the death of a wealthy barrister shot dead by police during an armed siege in London.”

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The Guardian, 20th September 2010

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Marksmen who shot barrister Mark Saunders retain anonymity – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 13th, 2010 in anonymity, inquests, news, police by sally

“Police marksmen who shot dead a barrister at the end of a five-hour siege at his Chelsea home can give evidence anonymously at his inquest amid fears they will targeted by the criminal underworld, a coroner ruled yesterday.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th September 2010

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Police set to be granted anonymity at inquest into shooting of barrister Mark Saunders – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 13th, 2010 in anonymity, inquests, news, police by sally

“The police officers who shot dead a barrister at the end of a five-hour siege are expected to be given anonymity ahead of an inquest beginning next week.”

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Daily Telegraph, 11th September 2010

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‘Failings’ over diabetic who died at Stafford Hospital – BBC News

Posted September 8th, 2010 in duty of care, hospitals, inquests, news, nurses by sally

“A systemic failure to provide adequate nursing facilities and staffing contributed to the death of a diabetic, an inquest jury has ruled.”

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BBC News, 7th September 2010

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Ian Tomlinson death: Coroner defends use of controversial pathologist – The Guardian

Posted September 7th, 2010 in coroners, inquests, news, pathologists by sally

“Paul Matthews says choice of Dr Freddy Patel, suspended from practice for three months last week, for postmortem was ‘routine.’ ”

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The Guardian, 7th September 2010

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Regina (Patel) v Lord Chancellor – WLR Daily

Posted September 7th, 2010 in inquests, law reports, legal aid, terrorism by sally

Regina (Patel) v Lord Chancellor [2010] EWHC 2220 (Admin); [2010] WLR (D) 240

“An applicant for exceptional funding by way of legal aid had to meet a high threshold to satisfy the test of ‘significant wider public interest’ in para 27.2.8 of the Legal Services Commission’s Funding Code Decision Making Guidance, subject to the latitude (or margin of discretion) accorded to the Lord Chancellor in the exercise of his judgment. There had to be the potential for client’s involvement in the proceedings to produce real benefits for individuals other than the client and for those benefits to be substantial.”

WLR daily, 6th September 2010

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Please note once a case has been reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

7/7 bomber’s widow loses legal aid bid – The Independent

Posted August 27th, 2010 in appeals, inquests, legal aid, news, terrorism by sally

“The widow of one of the 7/7 suicide bombers today lost her High Court bid to overturn a decision refusing her legal aid for representation at the upcoming inquest into the deaths of 52 people in the attacks in London in 2005.”

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The Independent, 27th August 2010

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Attorney General will step in to end speculation over David Kelly death – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 19th, 2010 in attorney general, inquests, news by sally

“The Attorney General has signalled that he is prepared to intervene in the controversy over the death of Dr David Kelly, admitting that those who doubted his suicide ‘may have a valid point’.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th August 2010

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David Kelly death inquest may be reopened – The Guardian

Posted August 16th, 2010 in inquests, news by sally

“The attorney general is considering re-opening the inquest into the death of government scientist David Kelly, it has emerged.”

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The Guardian, 13th August 2010

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Experts call for David Kelly inquest – The Guardian

Posted August 13th, 2010 in inquests, news by sally

“A group of prominent legal and medical experts called today for a full inquest into the death of the government scientist David Kelly in 2003.”

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The Guardian, 13th August 2010

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Coroners’ service reform review delaying inquests – BBC News

Posted August 12th, 2010 in coroners, inquests, legislation, news by sally

“Promised reforms to speed up coroners’ courts have been put on hold leaving many bereaved families waiting months or years for verdicts.”

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BBC News, 12th August 2010

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MoD scientist’s death blamed on safety failure – The Guardian

Posted August 4th, 2010 in inquests, news by sally

“The mysterious death of a Ministry of Defence scientist who was carrying out secret bomb-making experiments was blamed on inadequate safety procedures.”

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The Guardian, 3rd August 2010

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Calls for judge to conduct London G20 inquest – BBC News

Posted July 28th, 2010 in demonstrations, inquests, judiciary, news, police by sally

“The government has been urged by MPs to appoint a judge to conduct the inquest into Ian Tomlinson who died at the G20 protests in London last year.”

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BBC News, 28th July 2010

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