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The Inquest Book

Author : Caroline Cross
ISBN : 9781782255697
Genre : Law
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Coronial Law is an area that attracts great public scrutiny, reflected in the recent establishment of the office of the Chief Coroner, and the number of Judges of the High Court and the Court of Appeal made deputy assistant coroners to particularly sensitive inquests. It is also an area of law that has changed significantly in recent years since the new Coroners and Justice Act 2009 came into force in 2013. This book provides practitioners with an up-to-date and comprehensive guide to the law of coroners and inquests. Written by barristers practising in the field, it addresses changes to the structure and jurisprudence of coroners' courts in a straightforward, accessible manner. The book is helpfully structured according to the elements of an inquest or the subject matter of a coroner's investigation. Each chapter provides an overview of the legal issues, statutory material and other sources of guidance, followed by case summaries and extracts where the relevant issues are discussed. In addition, there are useful appendices of relevant materials, including applicable legislation and the Chief Coroner's Guidance. The book is an essential companion for practitioners of coronial law, indispensable to novices and seasoned practitioners alike.

The Inquest Handbook

Author : Hugh Selby
ISBN : 1862872457
Genre : Coroners
File Size : 42. 71 MB
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The book explains the role and objectives of the inquest. It highlights the forms of investigations in several types of fatal accident and gives guidance about the central legal issues and matters of case preparation and presentation. Starting with chapters on the law and the lawyer's preparation, it then discusses what the police do and why, the place of the autopsy, coroner's enquiries and recommendations, and the reasons for and extent of media interest. It covers the forms of investigations in road accidents, natural disasters, drug overdoses, medical or surgical mishaps, pathology and sudden unexpected infant death. It emphasises that inquests are collaborative ventures, often multi-disciplinary events and multi-party, too. Derrick W Hand, New South Wales State Coroner, recommends the book:"The Inquest Handbook is of great importance because it contains up-to-date, comprehensive information by persons considered expert in their field. Not only will it help those working in the coronial jurisdiction, it will also help others to understand the coronial process."


Author : John Cooper
ISBN : 9781847316530
Genre : Law
File Size : 74. 6 MB
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The last year has seen the largest and most comprehensive reform of Coronial Law since the early nineteenth century. The new Coroners and Justice Act 2009 impacts upon every aspect of the Inquest and this comprehensive new work lays out both the substantive law and new procedure following the recent legislation and authorities. The whole coronial process is laid out in distinct chapters which consider the present and developing law. The book provides practical guidance from the beginning to the end of the process and includes a special chapter on Military inquests, creating an invaluable reference for both the practitioner and student of this fast developing area of law.

Prison Suicide

Author : Tomczak, Philippa
ISBN : 9781529203615
Genre : Social Science
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Although prison suicide is a global problem, there is little knowledge about the investigations occurring after prison suicides. Addressing this gap, this book provides the first detailed case study of the investigations that follow prison suicides: using England and Wales. Despite the large range of institutions that monitor English and Welsh prisons, suicides reached a record high in 2016, with the rate having doubled since 2012. These deaths represent the sharp end of a continuum of suffering, self-harm, despair and distress within prisons, which affects prisoners, their families and prison staff. This book details and critiques the lengthy and expensive police, ombudsman and coroner investigations that follow prison suicides. Drawing on extensive document analysis, including analysis of over 100 Prison and Probation Ombudsman fatal incident investigations, and original semi-structured interviews with stakeholders undertaken between 2016-2017, this book provides a novel analysis of prison oversight.


Author : Leslie Thomas (Barrister)
ISBN : 1903307570
Genre : Coroners
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Examines the practice and procedure of the coroner's court from the standpoint of a practitioner acting for the bereaved, contains tips and guidance from leading practitioners in the field of inquest law. This book contains analysis of the impact of the European Convention on Human Rights on coronial law with guidance on how to use the law.

Coroners Courts

Author : Christopher P. Dorries
ISBN : 1841742465
Genre : Law
File Size : 38. 69 MB
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The role of the coroner is greatly misunderstood, not least within the legal and medical professions. Yet inquests will often have great significance for those involved and can attract considerable media attention. Verdicts of 'neglect' and 'unlawful killing' are increasingly sought, particularly with changes brought about by Human Rights cases. This new edition of Coroners' Courts offers a clear route map through the confusion and misconceptions surrounding the inquest and work of the coroner. Designed in a user-friendly way, with a comprehensive index enabling easy access to key subjects, the work provides analysis of all the major issues arising from the coroner's investigation of a death. The book includes analysis of developments such as recent cases on neglect; the definition of an unnatural death in the light of the Touche case; tissue retention; and guidance on identification of the deceased following the Marchioness Inquiry. Written by a full-time coroner, this practical book provides an insight into the working of a coroner's court with explanations of the coroner's duties, the purpose of the inquest, the implications of the coroner's verdict, and how to give evidence at an inquest.

Death Investigation And The Coroner S Inquest

Author : Ian R. Freckelton
ISBN : 0195507002
Genre : Social Science
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Death Investigation and the Coroner's Inquest is a major text on coroners' law, medicine and practice. It is the first such work with international, cross-disciplinary, policy, historical and literary perspectives. The book focuses on law and practice in Australia and New Zealand but draws upon law, practice and scholarly writing from the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada and the United States, as well as illustrative cases and experience from the Asia-Pacific region. The book bridges the divide between traditional legal texts dealing with inquests and with appears from coroners' decisions, and those forensic medical and scientific texts dealing with pathology, autopsy practice and other technical aspects of death investigation. Death Investigation and the Coroner's Inquest addresses homicides, fatalities in workplaces, hospitals and prisons, and deaths from mass disasters and genocidal massacres. It analyses the contemporary role of the coroner and how the institution of coronership is likely to evolve in the post-Shipman era. It will be useful to coroners, lawyers, medical practitioners, police officers and others interested in death investigation and the operation and parameters of coroners' inquests.

Bodies Of Evidence

Author : Ian Burney
ISBN : 080186240X
Genre : Law
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The mere fact of its having survived from at least the twelfth century (some claimed for it an earlier, Saxon pedigree) lent the inquest the trappings of an exemplary embodiment of the 'genius of English reform.'"—from Bodies of Evidence

Textbook Of Adult Emergency Medicine

Author : Peter Cameron
ISBN : 9780702054389
Genre : Medical
File Size : 43. 61 MB
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Now fully revised and updated, Textbook of Adult Emergency Medicine provides clear and consistent coverage of this rapidly evolving specialty. Building on the success of previous editions, it covers all the major topics that present to the trainee doctor in the emergency department. It will also prove invaluable to the range of other professionals working in this setting - including nurse specialists and paramedics - who require concise, highly practical guidance, incorporating latest best practices and current guidelines. For the first time, this edition now comes with access to addtional ancillary meterial, including practical procdure videos and self-assessment material. Updates throughout reflect latest practice developments, curricula requirements and essential guidelines Key point boxes highlight topic ‘essentials’ as well as controversial areas of treatment An expanded list of leading international contributors ensures comprehensive coverage and maximizes worldwide relevance New and enhanced coverage of important and topical areas - including latest imaging in emergency medicine; organ donation; massive transfusion protocols; medico legal issues; patient safety and quality measures All new accompanying electronic ancillariy material, including procedure videos and self-assessment materials to check your understanding and aid exam preparation Expansion of administration section - especially patient safety New and enhanced coverage of important and topical areas - including latest imaging in emergency medicine; organ donation; massive transfusion protocols; medico legal issues; patient safety and quality measures All new accompanying electronic ancillary materials - including practical procedures videos and self-assessment materials

Coroner Reform

Author : Great Britain. Department for Constitutional Affairs
ISBN : 9780101684927
Genre : Law
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This publication sets out the Government's draft proposals to reform the current coroner system in England and Wales for consultation, in order to address some of the weaknesses identified in the report of the Fundamental Review of death certification and coroner services (Cm. 5831, June 2003; ISBN 0101583125) and in the third report of the Shipman Inquiry (Cm. 5854, July 2003; ISBN 010158542X). The draft Bill has three main aims: to improve the service to bereaved people and others affected by the work of coroners; to introduce a national leadership framework and strengthen local services; and to ensure investigations of deaths and inquests are carried out in a more effective and co-ordinated manner. Key proposals in the draft Bill include: the establishment of a coroners' charter with guidelines and standards to make clear the services bereaved people can expect and new rights to appeal against decisions concerning them; the introduction of a national leadership framework through a Chief Coroner and support staff, and an advisory Coronial Council; and new powers for coroners to obtain evidence for investigations and to impose reporting restrictions when deemed to be in the public interest. The publication contains the provisions of the draft Bill together with detailed explanatory notes written in plain English and set out on each facing page, as well as an illustrative draft of the 'Charter for Bereaved People who come into contract with the Coroner Service'. Responses to the proposals in the draft Bill should be received by 8 September 2006.

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