Diana inquest to open but legal bid looms – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 2nd, 2007 in inquests, news by sally

“The long-awaited inquests into the deaths of Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed will finally begin today, but they now seem certain to be interrupted by a legal challenge over the coroner’s decision not to call the Queen and other members of the Royal Family as witnesses.”

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd October 2007

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Diana inquest process begins at High Court – The Times

Posted September 28th, 2007 in inquests, juries, news by sally

“The process of selecting the jury for the Diana, Princess of Wales, inquest got under way today as up to 200 potential jurors filed into the High Court.”

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The Times, 27th September 2007

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Addict’s family blame police as heroin death inquest draws blank – The Guardian

Posted September 17th, 2007 in drug abuse, inquests, news, police by sally

“The family of heroin addict Rachel Whitear said yesterday they would never be able to prove the truth about their daughter’s death because of the ‘incompetence’ and ‘negligence’ of the initial investigation.”

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The Guardian, 15th September 2007

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Chatroom users “goaded man in web suicide” – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 14th, 2007 in inquests, internet, news, suicide by sally

“A coroner yesterday called for ‘insult chatrooms’ to be regulated after members of one site encouraged a man to commit suicide while dozens watched live over the internet.”

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Daily Telegraph, 14th September 2007

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Depressed judge leapt to his death from flat – The Times

Posted September 6th, 2007 in inquests, judges, news by sally

“A judge killed himself by jumping 50ft from his third-floor apartment because he was suffering from depression and anxiety – induced partly by drugs that were prescribed for his high blood pressure, an inquest was told yesterday.”

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The Times, 6th September 2007

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US troops ‘won’t attend inquests’ – BBC News

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

“The US will continue to refuse requests for its personnel to appear at inquests into the ‘friendly fire’ deaths of British troops, a report says.”

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BBC News, 29th August 2007

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War widows face four-year wait for inquests – Daily Telegraph

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

“Widows of soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan are calling on the Government to clear the vast backlog of inquests.”

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Daily Telegraph, 21st August 2007

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

Posted August 8th, 2007 in inquests, law reports, reporting restrictions by sally

In re LM (Reporting restrictions: Coroner’s inquest) [2007] EWHC 1902 (Fam)

“The press would be permitted to report details of a surviving child’s parents and deceased siblings at an inquest into the death of one of the siblings.”

WLR Daily, 1st August 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.

Coroner tells Straw to act now on restraint in child prisons – The Guardian

Posted July 19th, 2007 in inquests, news, prisons, young offenders by sally

“The coroner who presided over the inquest into the death of a 15-year-old who died after being restrained in a child jail has warned the justice secretary, Jack Straw, that it would be ‘wholly unforgivable’ if the lessons were delayed by a general review of the use of restraint announced yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 19th July 2007

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Military inquests to get more funds as Iraq death toll rises – The Times

Posted July 13th, 2007 in armed forces, coroners, inquests, news by sally

“Ministers bowed to pressure yesterday and promised to provide extra funding for hard-pressed coroners’ courts holding inquests into military deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan.”

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The Times, 13th July 2007

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Soldier’s widow urges trial of friendly fire commander – The Guardian

Posted July 13th, 2007 in armed forces, inquests, Iraq, news by sally

“The widow of a British soldier killed by ‘friendly fire’ in Iraq yesterday demanded the prosecution of an officer after a coroner questioned whether he was fit to command troops and described the incident as a ‘completely avoidable tragedy’.”

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The Guardian, 13th July 2007

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Queen spared grilling over Diana’s death – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 10th, 2007 in inquests, news by sally

“The Queen and Prince Philip will not have to answer questions from Mohamed Fayed about Diana, Princess of Wales, ‘at this stage’, a coroner decided yesterday.”

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The Daily Telegraph, 10th July 2007

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Diana coroner rejects Queen call – BBC News

Posted July 9th, 2007 in coroners, inquests, news by michael

“The coroner for Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed’s inquests has said he will not involve the Queen or the Duke of Edinburgh in the case at this stage.”

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BBC News, 9th July 2007

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Use of restraint blamed for prison death of boy, 15 – The Guardian

Posted June 29th, 2007 in inquests, news, prisons, young offenders by sally

“The death of Gareth Myatt, a teenager who choked and died while being restrained by three guards at a privately-run youth prison, could have been prevented, an inquest jury found yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 29th June 2007

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CPS to react to cycle deaths call – BBC News

Posted June 28th, 2007 in inquests, news, road traffic offences by sally

“The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is expected to give its reaction later to criticisms made at an inquest into the deaths of four cyclists. ”

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BBC News, 28th June 2007

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Iraq deaths ‘unlawful killings’ – BBC News

Posted June 22nd, 2007 in armed forces, inquests, Iraq, news by sally

“Five British armed forces personnel were unlawfully killed when their helicopter was shot down in Iraq, a coroner has ruled.”

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BBC News, 22nd June 2007

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

Posted June 21st, 2007 in armed forces, inquests by sally

“Ministerial statement about the inquests into the deaths of servicemen and women overseas under the jurisdiction of the Oxfordshire coroner, Nicholas Gardiner and the Wiltshire and Swindon coroner, David Masters.”


Ministry of Justice, 20th June 2007

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

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

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk