Jury returns damning conclusion at inquest of Andrew Brown at HMP Nottingham – Garden Court Chambers

Posted July 4th, 2019 in health & safety, inquests, juries, mental health, news, prisons, standards, suicide by sally

‘The inquest into the death of Andrew Brown has concluded on 26 June with the jury finding that a series of damning failings by HMP Nottingham contributed to his death.’

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Garden Court Chambers, 27th June 2019

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Critical conclusion at inquest of Leroy Junior Medford – Garden Court Chambers

‘After two weeks of evidence, the inquest into the death of Junior Medford, who died whilst in the care of Thames Valley police officers at London Valley Police Station on 2 April 2017, concluded yesterday afternoon (27 June 2019) with the jury returning a highly critical narrative conclusion identifying individual and systemic failures.’

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Garden Court Chambers, 28th June 2019

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Man died of heatstroke in London court cell after ‘serious failings’ – The Guardian

Posted July 3rd, 2019 in death in custody, health & safety, inquests, news by sally

‘A watchdog has said “serious failings” must be addressed after a man died from severe heatstroke after being kept in a police van and unventilated court cell on one of the hottest days in London for years.’

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The Guardian, 2nd July 2019

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Storm Doris death: Firm fined £1.3m over falling debris – BBC News

Posted July 3rd, 2019 in fines, guilty pleas, health & safety, inquests, news by sally

‘A company has been fined £1.3m after a woman was killed by a water tank cover which blew off from a roof.’

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BBC News, 2nd July 2019

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Seeking a secret inquest? A lesson in how NOT to go about asking for reporting restrictions – UK Human Rights Blog

‘When seeking any order it always helps to make the right application, to the right court, following the right procedure. Although when it does go horribly wrong it at least provides valuable learning for the rest of us.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 1st July 2019

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Woman asphyxiated in online sex game was unlawfully killed, inquest hears – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 28th, 2019 in inquests, internet, news, pornography, sexual offences, unlawful killing by sally

‘A woman who died as she earned money during an online sex role-play game was unlawfully killed, an inquest has ruled. Hope Barden, 21, worked as a carer for people with learning disabilities but received extra income through webcam pornography.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th June 2019

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Gambling addict’s parents launch action to hold government liable for his death – The Guardian

Posted June 28th, 2019 in compensation, gambling, human rights, inquests, news, regulations, standards, suicide by sally

‘The parents of a gambling addict who took his own life have launched a legal bid to hold the government liable for his death, potentially opening the floodgates to multiple compensation claims citing lax regulation by the state.’

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The Guardian, 28th June 2019

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Burton woman ‘left to die’ after online sexual role-play – BBC News

Posted June 27th, 2019 in inquests, internet, news, unlawful killing by tracey

‘A woman who died in a role-play sex game over the internet was unlawfully killed, a coroner has ruled.’

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BBC News, 26th June 2019

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Dozens of army instructors have been ‘accused of abusing recruits since 2015’, new figures reveal – Daily Telegraph

‘More than 100 Army instructors have been court-martialled or disciplined in the last four years for offences including abusing recruits, it has been reported.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd June 2019

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Deepcut Army recruit Pte Geoff Gray’s death was suicide – BBC News

Posted June 21st, 2019 in armed forces, inquests, news, suicide by tracey

‘The death of a teenage recruit shot dead at Deepcut barracks 18 years ago was a suicide, a coroner has ruled after a new inquest.’

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BBC News, 20th June 2019

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Boy died in car crash after mother ‘lost control when spider fell on her hand’ – The Independent

‘An 11-year-old boy died in a head-on crash after his mother veered on to the wrong side of the road when a spider fell on her hand, an inquest has heard.’

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The Independent, 20th June 2019

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Nyall Brown death: Norfolk and Suffolk mental health trust criticised – BBC News

Posted June 17th, 2019 in hospitals, inquests, mental health, news, suicide, young persons by tracey

‘A coroner has criticised a troubled mental health trust for failing a teenager who took his own life.’

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BBC News, 17th June 2019

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Woman killed by electric door at underground car park – The Independent

Posted June 12th, 2019 in accidents, corporate manslaughter, fines, health & safety, inquests, news by tracey

‘An electrical company has been fined £25,000 after a woman was pulled into the shutter door machinery and crushed to death.’

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The Independent, 11th June 2019

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Shiney Row burning inquest: Failings ‘possibly contributed’ to death – BBC News

Posted June 5th, 2019 in inquests, murder, news, police, probation, release on licence, unlawful killing by sally

‘Failings by police and the probation service “possibly contributed” to the death of a woman murdered by two convicted killers, a coroner has ruled.’

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BBC News, 5th June 2019

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Coroner writes to health secretary over mental health care – The Guardian

Posted May 24th, 2019 in coroners, inquests, medicines, mental health, news, suicide by tracey

‘A coroner has highlighted concerns over the care given to a young woman with severe obsessive compulsive disorder who killed herself while on leave from a mental health hospital.’

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The Guardian, 23rd May 2019

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High Court considers Article 2 inquests in medical cases – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted May 23rd, 2019 in duty of care, human rights, inquests, learning difficulties, negligence, news by tracey

‘R (Maguire) v HM’s Senior Coroner for Blackpool and Fylde [2019] EWHC 1232 (Admin). A three-judge panel of the Divisional Court has re-affirmed that, in general, medical inquests do not engage the State’s positive obligations under Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 21st May 2019

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No more reasonable doubt in suicide inquests – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted May 22nd, 2019 in appeals, codes of practice, inquests, news, proof, suicide, unlawful killing by sally

‘In R (Maughan) v Her Majesty’s Senior Coroner for Oxfordshire v The Chief Coroner for England Wales [2019] EWCA Civ 809, the Court of Appeal conclusively held that the standard for proof for both short form and narrative conclusions concerning suicide was the civil balance of probabilities test, rather than the criminal beyond reasonable doubt.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 20th May 2019

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Ep 79: Causation in Inquests – Christopher Mellor – Law Pod UK

Posted May 21st, 2019 in causation, coroners, inquests, news by sally

‘Emma-Louise Fenelon talks to Christopher Mellor about causation in inquests and the findings in R(Chidlow) v HMS Coroner for Blackpool and Fylde [2019] EWHC 581 (Admin).’

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Law Pod UK, 20th May 2019

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Parents of student who died in suicide over anxiety attacks to sue Bristol University – The Independent

‘The parents of a student who took her own life because she was too anxious to make a public presentation are taking legal action against her university.’

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The Independent, 19th May 2019

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Student Natasha Abrahart’s suicide: Neglect a ‘contributory factor’ – BBC News

‘A university student took her own life partly as a result of neglect, an inquest has ruled.’

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BBC News, 16th May 2019

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