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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Course Aims:

This podcast aims to examine the duty to investigate as laid out in the The Coroners and Justice Act 2009. It also discusses key caselaw and also notes the changes the act has made to previous legislation

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Know the circumstances where a Coroner must investigate a death;
  • Understand what is meant by 'state detention';
  • Understand when other coroners can look at an investigation;
  • Know when senior coroners have the power to discontinue an investigation;
  • Know what the new act says about the purpose of an investigation;
  • Appreciate the consequences of Middleton;
  • Understand the rules surrounding the suspension of an investigation;
  • Appreciate suspensions pending a public inquiry or following a request from a prosecuting authority;
  • Know how an investigation that has been suspended can be resumed;
  • Know the rules surrounding the deaths of service personnel;
  • Appreciate the new evidence gathering powers;
  • Know the powers pertaining to witness summoning;
  • Appreciate what is involved in the power if entry, search and seizure;
  • Understand how the new act handles the exhumation of a body for examination;
  • Appreciate the reports that will discuss possible ways of preventing a death;
  • Know the rules surrounding offences, allowances, fees and expenses.
Level:
Beginner Difficulty: 1 of 5
Classification:
Case Update
Legislative Updates
Sources and References:
  • The Coroners and Justice Act 2009;
  • The Coroners Act 1988;
  • R (Middleton) v West Somerset Coroner [2004] UKHL 10;
  • R (Hurst) v London District Coroner [2007] UKHL 13.
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In this CPDcast Jonathan Glasson, a barrister at Matrix Chambers, discusses the duty to investigate outlined in The Coroners and Justice Act 2009. He examines investigations by other coroners, the purpose of such investigations, and the process of suspending an investigation. He also looks at the rules surrounding the deaths of service person, the power to order post-mortem examinations and key new statutory powers. He concludes the podcast by looking the provisions relating to the exhumation of a body for examination, the need for reports that will help prevent further deaths, general offences, allowances, fees and expenses

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