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

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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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

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

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

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

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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Muslim soldier’s death ‘unlawful’ – BBC News

Posted October 12th, 2007 in Afghanistan, armed forces, inquests, news, unlawful killing by sally

“A verdict of unlawful killing has been recorded on the first British Muslim soldier to be killed during the conflict in Afghanistan.”

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BBC News, 11th October 2007

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Profile: Lord Justice Scott Baker – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 12th, 2007 in inquests, judges, special report by sally

“When Lord Justice Scott Baker walked into the Paris Ritz hotel this week, with the jurors from the Diana, Princess of Wales, inquest, he would have experienced a sharp sense of deja vu.”

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Daily Telegraph, 11th October 2007

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Wife of dead judge ‘gave police conflicting stories’ – The Independent

Posted October 10th, 2007 in inquests, judges, news by sally

“The wife of a judge who died in a fire in their garden shed changed her story about their relationship on the night of his death, an inquest heard yesterday.”

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The Independent, 10th October 2007

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Extra funds to ease military inquest backlog – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 5th, 2007 in armed forces, inquests, news by sally

“Families waiting for answers about how their loved ones died in Iraq and Afghanistan receive a vital boost today with a Government announcement that it will provide funds to ease the inquest backlog.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th October 2007

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Full inquest into death of Sally Clark – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 5th, 2007 in inquests, news by sally

“Fresh doubt was cast over how tragic mother Sally Clark died yesterday after a coroner called for a full inquest into her death.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th October 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk