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In this podcast inquests expert Henrietta Hill from Doughty Street Chambers provides an overview of recent case law in the field of inquests covering issues such as the applicability of Article 2, special measures for protecting witnesses and judicial reviews of Coroners’ decisions/appeals under the Coroners Act 1988, s.13; and an update on legislative reform insofar as it affects the coronial system. Date recorded: 21st February 2012

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Have considered recent case law developments concerning the applicability of Article 2 ECHR in the context of inquests;
  • Understand the circumstances in which special measures and anonymity will be sought during an inquest;
  • Understand how Coroners’ decisions may be challenged;
  • Be aware of public funding issues and how increasing pressures in this area have impacted on these cases;
  • Be up to date with legislative developments in this area.
Level:
Specialist Difficulty: 5 of 5
Classification:
Case Update
Legislative Updates
Sources and References:
  • Application of Guardian News and Media Ltd. And others in HM Treasury v Mohammed Jabar Ahmed; HM Treasury v Mohammed al-Ghabra; R (Hani El Sayed Sabaei Youssef) v HM Treasury [2010]UKSC 1;
  • Connah v Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, HM Coroner for the County of Greater Manchester, HM Coroner for Plymouth and South West Devon and HM Coroner for the County of Cornwall [2010] EWHC 1727(Admin);
  • Coroners Rules 1984;
  • Dowler v HM Coroner for North London [2009]EWHC 3300 (Admin) (2010) 11 BMLR 124;
  • Duggan v HM Coroner for Northern District of Greater London [2010] EWHC 1263 (Admin);
  • Family of Derek Bennett v (1) Officer A (2) Officer B (Respondents) & (1) HM Coroner (2) Commissioner Of Police For The Metropolis (Interested Parties) [2004] EWCA Civ 1439, (2005) UKHRR 44;
  • Jones v HM Coroner for the Southern District of Greater London;
  • McKerr’s Application for Judicial Review, Re (2004) UKHL 12,(2004)1 WLR 807;
  • Mitchell v Glasgow City Council (2009) UKHL 11, (2009) 1 AC 874;
  • Moss v HM Coroner for the North and South Districts of Durham and Darlington [2008] EWHC 2940 (Admin)(2009) ACD 43;
  • Opuz v Turkey (33401/02) (2010) 50 EHRR 28 ECHR;
  • Osman v UK (1999) 1 FLR 193;
  • Patel v Lord Chancellor [2010] EWHC 2220 (Admin);
  • R (AP and MP) v HM Coroner for the County of Worcestershire and Others [2011] EWHC 1453 (Admin) (2011) Med LR 397;
  • R (Bentley) v Avon Coroner [2001] EWHC Admin 170, R(Coker) v HM Coroner for Inner London South District of Greater London [2006] EWHC 614;
  • R (Cairns) v Deputy Coroner for Inner West London and others [2011] EWHC 2890 (Admin);
  • R (Challender) v Legal Services Commission [2004] EWHC 925 (Admin);
  • R (Davies) v Birmingham Deputy Coroner (No. 2) [2004] 3 All ER 543;
  • R (Hair) v HM Coroner for Staffordshire (South) and others [2010] EWHC 2580 (Admin);
  • R (Humberstone) v Legal Services Commission [2010] EWCA Civ 1479; [2011] 1 WLR 1460;
  • R (Jones) v Legal Services Commission [2007] EWHC 2106 (Admin);
  • R (Khan) v Secretary of State for Health [2003] EWCA Civ 1129;
  • R (Mack) v HM Coroner for Birmingham and Solihull [2011] EWCA Civ 712;
  • R (McLeish) v HM Coroner for the Northern District of Greater London [2010] EWHC 3624 (Admin) QBD (Admin);
  • R (Middleton) v HM Coroner for West Somerset [2004] 2 AC 182;
  • R (on the application of Middleton) v HM Coroner for Western Somerset (2004) UKHL 10, (2004) 2 AC 182;
  • R (on the application of Paul) v Deputy Coroner of the Queen’s Household [2007] EWHC 408 (Admin); [2008] QB 172;
  • R (on the application of Sutovic) v HM Coroner for Northern District of Greater London (2006) EWHC 1095 (Admin), (2006) Inquest LR 104);
  • R (Sacker) v HM Coroner for West Yorkshire [2004] 1 WLR 796;
  • R (Secretary of State for the Home Department) v Assistant Deputy Coroner for Inner West London [2010] EWHC 3098 (Admin); [2011] 1 WLR 2564;
  • R v HM Coroner for Hammersmith Ex p Peach (1980) QB 211 CA (Civ Div);
  • R v HM Coroner for Southwark ex p Lisa Douglas-Williams [1999] 1 All ER 344;
  • R v HM Coroner for West Yorkshire Eastern District, ex p National Union of Mineworkers (Yorkshire Area) (1986) 150 JP 58 CA (Civ Div);
  • R v Inner West London Coroner ex p Dallaglio [1994] 4 All ER 139;
  • R v Lord Saville of Newdigate and others, ex p. Widgery Soldiers and others [2002] 1 WLR 12491;
  • R(Smith) v Oxfordshire Assistant Deputy Coroner and others [2008] 3 WLR 1284;
  • Rabone and another (Appellants) v Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust (Respondent) [2012] UKSC 2;
  • Rawi v Security Service [2010] 3 WLR 1069;
  • Re McCaughey and Quinn’s Application for Leave to Apply for Judicial Review [2011] UKSC 20; [2011] 2 WLR 1279;
  • Re Officer L [2007] 4 All ER 965;
  • Savage v South Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (2010) HRLR 24;
  • Selwood v Durham County Council and others (2011) Med LR 213;
  • Silih v Slovenia (71463/01) (2009) 49 EHRR 37 ECHR;
  • The Coroners and Justice Act 2009;
  • Virdi [2010] EWHC 931 (Admin).

In this podcast Henrietta Hill from Doughty Street Chambers discusses important recent developments in the field of inquest law, including the recent Supreme Court decision in Rabone and another (Appellants) v Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust (Respondent) [2012] UKSC 2.

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