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Coroners' Investigations and Inquests

An accessible and authoritative guide to all aspects of the law of inquests and coroners.
Publisher: Butterworths
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£151.49
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Published: March 22, 2021
ISBN/ISSN: 9781474317535
Publisher: Butterworths

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Why should you buy Coroners' Investigations and Inquests

An accessible and authoritative guide to all aspects of the law of inquests and coroners.

Coroners' Investigations and Inquests is an accessible and authoritative guide to all aspects of the law of inquests and coroners. This text presents a comprehensive overview of the various stages of a coroner’s investigation and the inquest procedure itself, offering in-depth analysis of the latest developments in the field, alongside practical advice on conducting inquest hearings.

Key areas include:

  • detailed guidance on conducting inquests into particular types of death, such as deaths in custody;
  • analysis of procedural and substantive issues arising in inquests and investigations;
  • a practical guide to representing organisations and/or families at inquests;
  • the role of Art 2 ECHR in coronial investigations and at inquests;
  • the impact of COVID-19 guidance on coronial law;
  • examples of the various forms and precedents used in inquests;
  • commentary and analysis following Maughan Supreme Court judgment.

Coroners' Investigations and Inquests is an essential legal guide for all professionals working, or hoping to work, in the field of coronial law.

James Robottom and Rose Harvey-Sullivan, barristers at 7BR, have written a blog post considering the case of R (on the application of Maughan) (Appellant) v Her Majesty’s Senior Coroner for Oxfordshire (Respondent) [2020] UKSC 46, you can read the blog post here.

With several guidance notes addressing how coroners should approach COVID-19-related deaths James Robottom and Rose Harvey-Sullivan, barristers at 7BR, have written a blog post considering the key elements of the guidance and explore its implications for inquests arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the blog post here.

Preface

The role of a coroner is unique within the sphere of the British judiciary. This book focuses on their obligation to investigate violent and unnatural deaths and is intended to be read primarily by practitioners, whether they are representing families, individuals or organisations. It was written as a practical and, we hope, accessible guide to the law, practice and procedure of coroners’ courts. Our aim has been to write a text that not only serves as a reference point on the law and a guide as to the issues that arise at each stage of the investigation process, but also one which considers specific types of inquest in more specialised fields. These practical guides, found at Chapters 13 to 20, should offer clear guidance to those who are unfamiliar with the particular sub-speciality, and act as a resource for those who are more experienced.

Read the full preface here.

 

Product reviews

Book Review: Coroners' Investigations and Inquests
by David Regan
Area Coroner, South Wales Central Coroners’ Area
"Among its strengths are the pithy chapters on particular types of inquest—from mental health, clinical and prison deaths to less frequently explored issues of product related death and military inquests."

Read the full review here.

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Table of contents

 Foreword
Preface to the First Edition
Contributors
Table of Statutes
Table of Statutory Instruments
Table of Cases
  1. The Role of the Coroner

  2. The Investigation

  3. Scope and Article 2 ECHR

  4. Preliminary Issues and the Pre-inquest Review (PIR)

  5. The Inquest Hearing

  6. Conclusions and Records of Inquests

  7. Reports to Prevent Future Deaths

  8. Challenging Coronial Decisions: Judicial Review and Statutory Review

  9. Funding and Costs

  10. Representing Families at Inquests

  11. Representing Organisations at Inquests

  12. Press and Publicity at Inquests

  13. Clinical Inquests

  14. Deaths in Custody

  15. Mental Health and Mental Capacity

  16. Workplace Deaths

  17. Road Traffic Collision Deaths

  18. Product-related Deaths

  19. Military Inquests

  20. Inquests and COVID-19

  21. Inquests and Criminal Proceedings

  22. Inquests and Family Proceedings

  23. Inquests and Civil Proceedings

  24. Inquests and Public Inquiries

Appendix 1 Statutory Material
Index