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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Ian Tomlinson coroner is urged to stand aside – The Guardian

Posted July 26th, 2010 in coroners, inquests, news by sally

“The coroner due to preside over the inquest into the death of Ian Tomlinson was tonight under pressure to step down from the hearing because he was responsible for appointing the pathologist who conducted a controversial postmortem on Tomlinson.”

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The Guardian, 23rd July 2010

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Metropolitan Police bids to block Baby Peter inquest – BBC News

Posted July 15th, 2010 in child abuse, inquests, news, police by sally

“The Metropolitan Police are trying to block an inquest into the death of Baby Peter, the BBC has learned.”

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BBC News, 14th July 2010

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British Legion to provide free legal advice for families of soldiers killed on active service – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 15th, 2010 in armed forces, charities, inquests, news by sally

“Independent legal support will be provided throughout the inquest process to the relatives of men and women who die during service. The proposal was welcomed by the families of army personnel who have died in Afghanistan and who described the resulting inquests as ‘traumatic’. Two full-time lawyers, funded by the British Legion with the help of the MoD, will guide families through the ‘complex and harrowing’ investigation that follows a military death.”

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Daily Telegraph, 15th July 2010

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R (Smith) v Oxfordshire Assistant Deputy Coroner (Equality and Human Rights Commission intervening) – WLR Daily

R (Smith) v Oxfordshire Assistant Deputy Coroner (Equality and Human Rights Commission intervening) [2010] UKSC 29; [2010] WLR (D) 165

“British soldiers on active service abroad were not, as such, within the jurisdiction of the United Kingdom within the meaning of art 1 of the Human Rights Convention and were accordingly not protected by the Convention rights scheduled to the Human Rights Act 1998. Assuming, however, that the Convention did protect servicemen abroad, a inquest that complied with the procedural obligation in art 2 was not automatically required whenever a member of the armed forces died on active service.”

WLR Daily, 1st July 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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

Supreme court quashes troops’ human rights ruling – The Independent

Posted June 30th, 2010 in armed forces, human rights, inquests, news, Supreme Court, war by sally

“The country’s highest court today quashed a landmark ruling that British soldiers serving abroad are protected by human rights laws at all times.”

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The Independent, 30th June 2010

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Top neuroscientist died as out-of-hours doctors failed to spot blood infection – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 18th, 2010 in doctors, inquests, news by sally

“A top neuroscientist died after a several out-of-hours doctors failed to spot a rapidly-spreading blood infection, an inquest has heard.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th June 2010

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Daughter’s new inquest bid on Anglesey mother refused – BBC News

Posted May 28th, 2010 in appeals, inquests, murder, news by sally

“A daughter has lost a High Court attempt for another inquest into her mother’s death.”

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BBC News, 25th May 2010

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7/7 inquests to probe MI5 and police role – BBC News

Posted May 21st, 2010 in inquests, intelligence services, news, police by sally

“Inquests into the deaths of 52 people killed in the 7/7 bombings will examine the alleged failings of MI5 in the run-up to the attacks, a coroner has ruled.”

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BBC News, 21st May 2010

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Woman shot dead by police lawfully killed, jury rules – BBC News

Posted April 29th, 2010 in closed circuit television, firearms, inquests, news, police, unlawful killing by sally

“An armed woman who was shot dead by a police marksman in Kent was lawfully killed, an inquest jury has ruled.”

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BBC News, 29th April 2010

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MI5 files must be kept from 7/7 victims’ families, coroner told – The Guardian

Posted April 29th, 2010 in disclosure, inquests, intelligence services, news by sally

“Disclosing MI5 files about the July 7 suicide bombers to the families of those killed in the London attacks would be ‘impossible’, counsel for the Security Service and the home secretary said today.”

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The Guardian, 28th April 2010

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Relatives of 7/7 bombers refused legal aid for inquests – The Guardian

Posted April 23rd, 2010 in inquests, legal aid, news, terrorism by sally

“Relatives of the 7 July suicide bombers applied for legal aid for representation at their inquests, officials said today. Ministers rejected the two applications after ruling that they did not meet the criteria for public funding.”

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The Guardian, 22nd April 2010

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Prosecutors to re-examine case of shot Pc Ian Terry – BBC News

Posted March 26th, 2010 in Crown Prosecution Service, firearms, inquests, news, police, unlawful killing by sally

“A decision not to bring charges over the fatal shooting of a police officer during a firearms training exercise is be re-examined by prosecutors.”

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BBC News, 26th March 2010

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Training exercise Pc Ian Terry ‘unlawfully killed’ – The Independent

Posted March 26th, 2010 in firearms, health & safety, inquests, news, police, unlawful killing by sally

“A police officer who was shot dead during a botched ‘cops and robbers’ training exercise was unlawful killed, an inquest jury ruled today.”

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The Independent, 25th March 2010

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Jack Straw announces legal aid funding for survivors of 7/7 attack – Ministry of Justice

Posted March 10th, 2010 in inquests, legal aid, Ministry of Justice, news, terrorism by sally

“The Ministry of Justice has today announced that legal aid funding will be provided to survivors of the 7/7 bombings.”

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Ministry of Justice, 10th March 2010

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7/7 victims could have to pay for their own lawyers at inquests – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 2nd, 2010 in inquests, legal aid, news, victims by sally

“The families of victims of the July 7 bombings and survivors of the attacks could have to spend their compensation and life insurance payouts on hiring lawyers for the inquests, it has emerged.”

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Daily Telegraph, 1st March 2010

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Overdose inquest finds German doctor Daniel Ubani incompetent – The Guardian

Posted February 4th, 2010 in doctors, inquests, murder, negligence, news by sally

“A patient who was given a fatal overdose by an out-of-hours doctor was unlawfully killed and his death amounted to gross negligence and manslaughter, a coroner ruled today.”

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The Guardian, 4th February 2010

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Inquest verdict due over GP out-of-hours deaths – BBC News

Posted February 4th, 2010 in doctors, inquests, negligence, news by sally

“A coroner is due to give his verdict into the deaths of two patients treated by an overseas out-of-hours doctor on his first NHS shift.”

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BBC News, 4th February 2010

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Stirland inquest looks at revenge killings – BBC News

Posted February 1st, 2010 in corruption, inquests, news, police by sally

“The public and press are being kept away from an inquest into the deaths of a Lincolnshire couple who were shot at a hideaway, for security reasons.”

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BBC News, 1st February 2010

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