R (Pereira) v. HM Coroner for Inner South London and others – WLR Daily

Posted June 18th, 2007 in coroners, inquests, law reports by sally

R (Pereira) v. HM Coroner for Inner South London and others

“A coroner’s power to adjourn an inquest under s 16(1)(b) of the Coroner’s Act 1988 was discretionary. Where a reason not to adjourn had been established, a decision to do so made in the exercise of that discretion could not be impugned by way of judicial review provided that the decision had been made rationally, taking into account all relevant matters and in the light of the state’s duty to investigate a death under art 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights.”

WLR Daily, 14th June 2007

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De Menezes inquest delay ruling upheld – Reuters

Posted June 15th, 2007 in inquests, news, police by sally

“Senior judges have upheld a decision to delay the inquest into the death of Jean Charles de Menezes, the Brazilian shot dead on a London train by police who believed he was a suicide bomber.”

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Reuters, 15th June 2007

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New Diana coroner thwarted in media ban – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 14th, 2007 in coroners, inquests, media, news by sally

“The new coroner for the inquest into the death of Diana, Princess of Wales yesterday pledged an “open, fair and transparent” inquiry – then immediately attempted to gag the press.”

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Daily Telegraph, 14th June 2007

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Hearing due before Diana inquest – BBC News

Posted June 13th, 2007 in coroners, inquests, news by sally

“A preliminary hearing is due to be held to prepare the way for a full inquest into the deaths of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed.”

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BBC News, 13th June 2007

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Top judge is new Diana coroner – BBC News

Posted June 12th, 2007 in coroners, inquests, news by sally

“The new coroner for the inquests into the deaths of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed has been formally appointed.” 

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BBC News, 11th June 2007

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‘What gives them the right to hit a child in the nose?’ – The Guardian

Posted June 4th, 2007 in inquests, news, suicide, young offenders by sally

“At 14, Adam Rickwood became the youngest person to die in custody. This week, an inquest left more questions than answers.” 

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The Guardian, 2nd June 2007

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Suicide banker’s NatWest case fear – Financial Times

Posted May 24th, 2007 in extradition, inquests, news by sally

“Neil Coulbeck, the retired bank executive who could have been an important witness in the NatWest Three fraud case, feared he might “get dragged into” the affair at the time he died, his widow told an inquest on Wednesday.”

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Financial Times, 23rd May 2007

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Fayed wants Queen quizzed over Diana’s death – The Guardian

Posted May 15th, 2007 in inquests, news by sally

“Lawyers for Mohamed Al Fayed today tried to embroil the Queen in the Diana, Princess of Wales, inquest.”

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The Guardian, 15th May 2007

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Death of Freshfields’ Courtney was an accident, finds coroner – Legal Week

Posted May 15th, 2007 in inquests, news by sally

“The death of junior Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer intellectual property (IP) lawyer Matthew Courtney was an accident, according to the findings of an inquest held today (15 May).”

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Legal Week, 15th May 2007

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Documents about Diana’s death ‘being withheld’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 15th, 2007 in disclosure, inquests, news by sally

“Lawyers for Mohamed Fayed, the owner of Harrods, will today claim they are being denied access to crucial documents relating to the inquests into the deaths of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Fayed.”

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Daily Telegraph, 15th May 2007

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Diana inquest judge quits, admitting she was the wrong person for the job – The Times

Posted April 25th, 2007 in coroners, inquests, news by sally

“The inquests of Diana, Princess of Wales, and Dodi Fayed suffered a fresh blow yesterday when Baroness Butler-Sloss dramatically announced that she was stepping down as coroner.”

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The Times, 25th April 2007

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Butler-Sloss to step down as Diana coroner – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 24th, 2007 in coroners, inquests, news by sally

“Baroness Butler-Sloss is to step down as coroner for the Diana inquest, it was announced today.”

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Daily Telegraph, 24th April 2007

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Appeal could delay crash inquest – BBC News

Posted April 23rd, 2007 in inquests, legal aid, news by sally

“An inquest into a major rail crash could be delayed after the government decided to appeal against a High Court ruling on legal aid for relatives.” 

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BBC News, 23rd April 2007

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