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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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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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

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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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