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Is there any guidance on making an application to a coroner requesting disclosure of the inquest documentation?

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Published on LexisPSL on 10/10/2016

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Is there any guidance on making an application to a coroner requesting disclosure of the inquest documentation?

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The documents are needed by an expert who has been instructed to prepare a report in relation to the case.

We are not aware of any specific guidance on an application to a coroner requesting disclosure of the inquest documentation.

The inquisitorial nature of coroners' inquests is vastly different to the adversarial tribunals in which corporate crime/regulatory lawyers typically find themselves. See Practice Note: The purpose and scope of coroners’ inquests: introductory guide for practitioners where the inquest process in England and Wales as

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