Inner West London Assistant Deputy Coroner v Channel 4 Television Corporation and Another – Times Law Reports

Posted December 11th, 2007 in inquests, law reports, witnesses by sally

Inner West London Assistant Deputy Coroner v Channel 4 Television Corporation and Another

“Courts should avoid trying to fit a coroner’s application for a witness summons into the template of civil litigation; because of the inquisitorial nature of an inquest, a more flexible approach should be taken.”

The Times, 11th December 2007

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Regina (Paul and Others) v Assistant Deputy Coroner of Inner West London – Times Law Reports

Posted December 11th, 2007 in hearsay evidence, inquests, law reports by sally

Regina (Paul and Others) v Assistant Deputy Coroner of Inner West London

Court of Appeal

“A coroner could not read to the jury hearsay evidence in documentary form which he considered likely to be disputed where the maker of the statement was unable to attend.”

The Times, 11th December 2007

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No legal aid for Hercules inquest – BBC News

Posted December 10th, 2007 in armed forces, inquests, legal aid, news by sally

“Families of nine UK personnel killed in a plane shot down in Iraq will get no legal aid at an inquest but those of an Australian airman will, it has emerged.”

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BBC News, 9th December 2007

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R (Paul and others) v Assistant Deputy Coroner of Inner West London – WLR Daily

Posted December 4th, 2007 in evidence, inquests, law reports by sally

R (Paul and others) v Assistant Deputy Coroner of Inner West London [2007] EWCA Civ 1259

“R 37 of the Coroners Rules 1984 was a complete code as to when documents could be put directly in evidence by a coroner without calling a witness. Hearsay evidence in documentary form which the coroner considered likely to be disputed could not simply be read to the jury even where the maker of the statement was unable to attend but must be put in evidence by a witness.”

WLR Daily, 3rd December 2007

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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R (Main) v Minister for Legal Aid – WLR Daily

Posted November 22nd, 2007 in human rights, inquests, law reports, legal aid by sally

R (Main) v Minister for Legal Aid [2007] EWCA Civ 1147

“In refusing an application for discretionary funding for full legal representation at an inquest into deaths following a rail accident, the Minister for Legal Aid had not acted irrationally in concluding that no significant wider public interest would be compromised, nor did the refusal constitute a breach of art 2 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.”

WLR Daily, 21st November 2007

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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Ellie’s death ‘unlawful killing’ – BBC News

Posted November 22nd, 2007 in children, inquests, unlawful killing by sally

“A coroner has ruled the death of a five-year-old Ellie Lawrenson in St Helens was unlawful killing.”

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BBC News, 21st November 2007

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Coroner may contest Diana ruling – BBC News

Posted November 21st, 2007 in evidence, inquests, news by sally

“The coroner in the Princess Diana inquest has said he may appeal against a ruling blocking the use of statements from paparazzi who refuse to attend.”

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BBC News, 20th November 2007

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Four killed unlawfully in ‘preventable’ Iraq terror attack, coroner rules – The Guardian

Posted November 21st, 2007 in armed forces, inquests, Iraq, news by sally

” … four British military personnel were unlawfully killed in Iraq when insurgents blew up their boat with a remote-controlled bomb, a coroner ruled today.”

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The Guardian, 20th November 2007

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In re LM (Reporting restrictions: Coroner’s inquest) – Times Law Reports

Posted November 20th, 2007 in inquests, law reports, reporting restrictions by sally

In re LM (Reporting restrictions: Coroner’s inquest)

Family Division

“Coroner’s inquests were court proceedings subject to the same principles and limitations governing other courts.”

The Times, 20th November 2007

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Inquest families must not get legal aid, judges rule – The Times

Posted November 20th, 2007 in inquests, legal aid, news by sally

“Bereaved families cannot generally claim legal aid for inquests or it will ‘risk imposing an unjustified burden’ on the system, the Court of Appeal ruled yesterday.”

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The Times, 20th November 2007

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Diana inquest judge attacks ‘rubbish’ laws – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 17th, 2007 in coroners, inquests, news by sally

“A judge has launched an extraordinary attack on the laws governing the inquest into the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, describing them as ‘antiquated rubbish’.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th November 2007

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Daughter wins battle over inquest – BBC News

Posted November 9th, 2007 in inquests, news by sally

“The daughter of a 77-year-old man who died 10 days after being admitted to a nursing home has won a legal battle for an inquest to be held into his death.”

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BBC News, 9th November 2007

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Sally Clark’s death accidental, coroner rules – The Guardian

Posted November 8th, 2007 in inquests, news by sally

“Sally Clark, the mother who ‘never recovered’ from being wrongly convicted of killing her two children, died accidentally as a result of acute alcohol intoxication, a coroner ruled today.”

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The Guardian, 7th November 2007

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Coroner criticises MoD and army in ruling soldier unlawfully killed after logistics failure – The Guardian

Posted November 8th, 2007 in armed forces, inquests, news by sally

“A coroner was scathingly critical of the Ministry of Defence and army yesterday when she ruled that a logistics failure had led to the unlawful killing of a British soldier by insurgents in a roadside bomb attack in Iraq.”

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The Guardian, 8th November 2007

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Shot man’s family want law change – BBC News

Posted November 5th, 2007 in inquests, news, police by sally

“The family of a man shot dead by police have urged the government to change the law so his inquest can proceed.”

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BBC News, 5th November 2007

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Assistant Deputy Coroner for Inner West London v Channel 4 Television Corpn and another – WLR Daily

Posted November 2nd, 2007 in inquests, law reports, witnesses by sally

Assistant Deputy Coroner for Inner West London v Channel 4 Television Corpn and another[2007] EWHC 2513 (QB)

“When considering a coroner’s application for a witness summons under CPR r 34.4, courts should be wary of trying slavishly to fit that request into the template of civil litigation. A more flexible approach should be taken to such applications due to the inquisitorial nature of a coroner’s inquest and the objectives therein of allaying, or confirming, suspicions and/or making any recommendations for the future.”

WLR Daily, 1st November 2007

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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Inquests into the deaths of servicemen in operations and exercises overseas – Ministry of Justice

Posted October 30th, 2007 in armed forces, inquests, press releases by sally

“The sixth quarterly ministerial statement about the inquests into the deaths of servicemen and women overseas was published today.”

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Ministry of Justice press release, 30th October 2007

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Inquest into soldier’s Iraq death begins – The Guardian

Posted October 29th, 2007 in armed forces, inquests, Iraq, news by sally

“An inquest into the death of Gordon Gentle, whose mother, Rose, has become a figurehead for Britain’s antiwar movement, begins today.”

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The Guardian, 29th October 2007 

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Grieving families call for legal aid to fight MoD – The Independent on Sunday

Posted October 15th, 2007 in Afghanistan, armed forces, inquests, Iraq, legal aid, news by sally

“Families of British service personnel killed in Iraq and Afghanistan are being obstructed by the MoD in their efforts to discover how their children died, it was claimed yesterday.”

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The Independent on Sunday, 14th October 2007

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Judge death ‘remains a mystery’ – BBC News

Posted October 12th, 2007 in inquests, judges, news by sally

“A judge who died in an explosion in his garden shed neither committed suicide nor was killed, a coroner has said.”

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BBC News, 12th October 2007

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