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Goodson v HM Coroner for Bedfordshire and Luton: Admn 17 Dec 2004

A patient had died in hospital following an operation. The NHS Trust submitted that ‘There is a real distinction between cases of medical negligence, which were specifically addressed as a discrete area in Calvelli, and cases of intentional killing or failure to protect someone in custody.’ Held: ‘Calvelli is both the most recent decision and … Continue reading Goodson v HM Coroner for Bedfordshire and Luton: Admn 17 Dec 2004

Regina (Anderson and Others) v HM Coroner for Inner North Greater London: QBD 26 Nov 2004

The deceased suffered depressive mental illness, and was detained outside on a cold night naked and in a cannabis induced delirium. Because of his size, additional officers were called upon to assist restraining him. He was taken to hospital, but died of a cardiac arrest whilst being restrained pending the arrival of a doctor. The … Continue reading Regina (Anderson and Others) v HM Coroner for Inner North Greater London: QBD 26 Nov 2004

Longfield Care Homes Ltd, Regina (on the Application Of) v HM Coroner for Blackburn and others: Admn 14 Oct 2004

An elderly lady had died after falling from an open window at her care home. Although she suffered moderately severe injuries from the fall, they were not serious enough of themselves to cause her death which resulted from pre-existing pneumonia, but they did accelerate the process. Held: A simple verdict of ‘accidental death to which … Continue reading Longfield Care Homes Ltd, Regina (on the Application Of) v HM Coroner for Blackburn and others: Admn 14 Oct 2004

Sacker, Regina (on the Application of) v Coroner for the County of West Yorkshire: HL 11 Mar 2004

The deceased committed suicide in prison. Her family sought to have added to the verdict the words ‘contributed by neglect’ and complained that the inquest had not provided a full and proper investigation of the death. Held: The Act needed to be read in its broader meaning to be compliant with the 1998 Act. ‘The … Continue reading Sacker, Regina (on the Application of) v Coroner for the County of West Yorkshire: HL 11 Mar 2004

Regina on the Application Of Christine Davies v HM Deputy Coroner for Birmingham: CA 2 Dec 2003

Judges: Lord Justice Brooke Sir Martin Nourse Lord Justice Longmore Citations: [2003] EWCA Civ 1739 Links: Bailii Jurisdiction: England and Wales Citing: Appeal from – Davies, Regina (on the Application of) v HM Deputy Coroner for Birmingham and Another Admn 11-Feb-2003 . . Costs reserved to – Regina on the Application of Davies (No 2) … Continue reading Regina on the Application Of Christine Davies v HM Deputy Coroner for Birmingham: CA 2 Dec 2003

Regina on the Application of Mullholland v HM Coroner for St Pancras: QBD 7 Nov 2003

The applicant sought to re-open a coroner’s inquest. The deceased had been drunk, slipped banged his head and fallen to the ground. Police and ambulance were called. The ambulance worker was not told he had been unconscious, and he was taken to the police station. At the police station, he became seriously ill. He died … Continue reading Regina on the Application of Mullholland v HM Coroner for St Pancras: QBD 7 Nov 2003

Mulholland, Regina (on the Application of) v HM Coroner for St Pancras: Admn 16 Jan 2003

Citations: [2003] EWHC 96 (Admin) Links: Bailii Jurisdiction: England and Wales Citing: See also – Regina on the Application of Mullholland v HM Coroner for St Pancras QBD 7-Nov-2003 The applicant sought to re-open a coroner’s inquest. The deceased had been drunk, slipped banged his head and fallen to the ground. Police and ambulance were … Continue reading Mulholland, Regina (on the Application of) v HM Coroner for St Pancras: Admn 16 Jan 2003

Sacker v HM Coroner for the County of West Yorkshire: CA 27 Feb 2003

The court expressed scepticism about the suitability of a coroner’s inquest, in its present form, as a vehicle for carrying out a state’s obligations under Article 2. Those considerations may accentuate the need for an overdue improvement in the arrangements for inquests Judges: The Hon Mr Justice Latham Lord Justice Mummery Lord Justice Pill Citations: … Continue reading Sacker v HM Coroner for the County of West Yorkshire: CA 27 Feb 2003

Regina (Amin) v Secretary of State for the Home Department; Regina (Middleton) v Coroner for West Somersetshire: CA 27 Mar 2002

A prisoner had been killed in his cell by a cell-mate known to be unstable and racist. His family sought to be involved in the inquiry into the death within the prison system. A second prisoner hanged himself in his cell. His family alleged that he should have been kept on suicide watch. The coroner … Continue reading Regina (Amin) v Secretary of State for the Home Department; Regina (Middleton) v Coroner for West Somersetshire: CA 27 Mar 2002

Khan, Regina (on the Application of) v HM Coroner for West Hertfordshire and Another: Admn 7 Mar 2002

The deceased died in police custody. The coroner refused to leave to the jury possible verdicts of unlawful killing, or death contributed to by neglect, or breach of his right to life. He adjourned the hearing to allow this challenge. Held: Coroners should be cautious of such adjournments. The jury would now deliver any verdict … Continue reading Khan, Regina (on the Application of) v HM Coroner for West Hertfordshire and Another: Admn 7 Mar 2002

Regina v Her Majesty’s Coroner for Inner London North ex parte Peter Francis Touche: CA 21 Mar 2001

The applicant’s wife had died of a cerebral haemorrhage, the result of severe hypertension, possibly secondary to eclampsia. The coroner decided not to hold an inquest. The issue raised was whether he was required to hold an inquest because there was reasonable cause to suspect that she had died an unnatural death. Held: The coroner … Continue reading Regina v Her Majesty’s Coroner for Inner London North ex parte Peter Francis Touche: CA 21 Mar 2001

Commissioner of the Police of the Metropolis v Inner London Coroner: QBD 31 Oct 2002

The applicant sought the quashing of an inquest verdict, and for a new inquest. The coroner resisted claiming that it would put too great a strain on his resources. Held: The section allowed a coroner to appoint a deputy who would be able to hold the inquest. The words ‘in his absence’ could include occasions … Continue reading Commissioner of the Police of the Metropolis v Inner London Coroner: QBD 31 Oct 2002

Regina v Her Majesty’s Coroner for District of Avon ex parte Smith: Admn 12 Feb 1998

The family sought judicial review of a decision not to hold an inquest into the death of the deceased. The child had died in hospital. Held: The death had apparently been for natural causes, but the coroner had failed properly to ask himself whether the death was unnatural in the sense used in Regina -v- … Continue reading Regina v Her Majesty’s Coroner for District of Avon ex parte Smith: Admn 12 Feb 1998

Sreedharan, Regina (on The Application of) v HM Coroner for The County of Greater Manchester: Admn 28 May 2012

The claimant doctor renewed his application for judicial review of the jury verdict of unlawful killing at the inquest into a patient. The patientwas alcoholic. The doctor prescribed a sedative drug for him, but it was known to be potentially lethal when taken with alcohol. The patient had used them in combination on previous occasions. … Continue reading Sreedharan, Regina (on The Application of) v HM Coroner for The County of Greater Manchester: Admn 28 May 2012

Regina v Lincoln Coroner, Ex Parte Hay: Admn 19 Feb 1999

Coroners Society recommended to publish pre-trial guidelines and prepare a list of witnesses to be called showing in each case a brief summary of the evidence expected to be given by that witness in order to assist parties at inquests. A costs order might be made against a coroner when: (1) If a coroner not … Continue reading Regina v Lincoln Coroner, Ex Parte Hay: Admn 19 Feb 1999

Regina v Southwark Coroner’s Court ex parte Epsom Health Care NHS Trust: 1993

Steyn LJ said that an inquest should not be used as a stepping stone to civil litigation. An inquest verdict may be set aside in part as well as as a whole. A lack of care finding was deleted but the remainder of the verdict remained. Judges: Steyn LJ Citations: [1993] 158 JP 973 Jurisdiction: … Continue reading Regina v Southwark Coroner’s Court ex parte Epsom Health Care NHS Trust: 1993

Regina (Pereira) v Inner South London Coroner and Others: QBD 14 Jun 2007

The applicant sought to challenge a decision to adjourn an inquest. Held: A decision as to whether an inquest should be adjourned was one within the coroner’s discretion. Provided he had acted rationally and taken into account the relevant factors, his decision could not be challenged by way of judical review. Judges: Laws LJ, Mitting … Continue reading Regina (Pereira) v Inner South London Coroner and Others: QBD 14 Jun 2007

A and Another v Inner South London Coroner: QBD 24 Jun 2004

At an inquest into the death of a civilian apparently shot by police officers, the officers applied for anonymity, which the coroner refused. They sought judicial review. Held: How witnesses participated in coroners inquests was to be decided on a case by case basis. A witness seeking anonymity had to establish both a subjective fear … Continue reading A and Another v Inner South London Coroner: QBD 24 Jun 2004

Regina v Shrewsbury Coroner’s Court ex parte British Parachute Association: QBD 21 Sep 1987

Coroners are forbidden by the rules to make recommendations to a jury as to their verdict. Despite the fact that the coroner was represented at the appeal, the court refused to make any order for costs against the coroner. This was not a case where they could express strong disapproval of the coroner, there being … Continue reading Regina v Shrewsbury Coroner’s Court ex parte British Parachute Association: QBD 21 Sep 1987

Regina v Southwark Coroner ex parte Fields: Admn 30 Jan 1998

The deceased died after being hit by a policemen with his baton when being arrested. The verdict of misadventure was now challenged. The police officer said he had hit out in fear of imminent attack. It was said that the Coroner had permitted those representing the police to bring in previous convictions recorded against the … Continue reading Regina v Southwark Coroner ex parte Fields: Admn 30 Jan 1998

Regina v West Yorkshire Coroner ex parte Smith: QBD 1982

The applicant’s daughter had died in Kenya. Her body was returned to England and he sought an inquest. Held: The court did not have jurisdiction to hold an inquest. Citations: [1983] QB 335, [1982] 2 WLR 1071, [1982] 126 SJ 398, [1982] 2 All ER 801 Statutes: Coroners Act 1887 3(1) 7(1) Jurisdiction: England and … Continue reading Regina v West Yorkshire Coroner ex parte Smith: QBD 1982

Regina v West Yorkshire Coroner ex parte Smith (No 2): QBD 3 Oct 1984

The applicant was involved in a coroner’s hearing regarding the death of his daughter. During the hearing, he accused one witness of having murdered her. The accusation was reported. He was fined andpound;50.00 for contempt of court. He sought judicial review saying that a coroner’s court, not being a court of record, had no power … Continue reading Regina v West Yorkshire Coroner ex parte Smith (No 2): QBD 3 Oct 1984

Regina v HM Coroner for the Eastern District of the Metropolitan County of West Yorkshire ex parte National Union of Mineworkers: CA 1985

A union picket had been knocked down by a lorry Held: The coroner had been correct not to summon a jury pursuant to the section. It was of crucial importance that the facts did not have ‘any particular feature which distinguishes it from any other kind of road accident to the circumstances of which courts, … Continue reading Regina v HM Coroner for the Eastern District of the Metropolitan County of West Yorkshire ex parte National Union of Mineworkers: CA 1985

Regina (A and Another) v Inner South London Coroner: CA 2 Nov 2004

Police officers sought anonymity when asked to appear before a coroner’s court, citing fear of violence if named. The family of the deceased appealed an order granting that to them. Held: The coroner had heard evidence that a family member had told the officers they would be at risk if a verdict of unlawful killing … Continue reading Regina (A and Another) v Inner South London Coroner: CA 2 Nov 2004

Regina (Dawson) v HM Coroner for East Riding and Kingston upon Hull: Admn 2001

Citations: [2001] EWHC Admin 352 Jurisdiction: England and Wales Cited by: Cited – Khan, Regina (on the Application of) v HM Coroner for West Hertfordshire and Another Admn 7-Mar-2002 The deceased died in police custody. The coroner refused to leave to the jury possible verdicts of unlawful killing, or death contributed to by neglect, or … Continue reading Regina (Dawson) v HM Coroner for East Riding and Kingston upon Hull: Admn 2001

Regina v HM Coroner for West Yorkshire (Eastern District) Ex Parte Clements: QBD 20 Aug 1993

A coroner was free to exclude evidence which he thought to be irrelevant or even if relevant where for expediency, exclusion would avoid increasing the length of the inquest and only add to the jury’s task. Citations: Independent 20-Aug-1993 Statutes: Coroners Act 1988 11(2) Jurisdiction: England and Wales Coroners Updated: 11 May 2022; Ref: scu.86865

Maughan, Regina (on The Application of) v Her Majesty’s Senior Coroner for Oxfordshire: SC 13 Nov 2020

Standard of Proof for Narrative Verdict ‘This appeal arises out of the inquest held into the death of Mr James Maughan. It concerns the standard of proof, or degree of conclusivity, required for the determination of the result of an inquest into a death where the question is whether the deceased committed suicide. The result … Continue reading Maughan, Regina (on The Application of) v Her Majesty’s Senior Coroner for Oxfordshire: SC 13 Nov 2020

Regina on the application of Ahmed v HM Coroner South and East Cumbria: 2009

Irwin J considered the wide discretion given to Coroners: ‘There is no hard and fast obligation on the part of the Coroner to disclose any witness statements or material: it is a matter of the exercise of discretion.’ Judges: Irwin J Citations: [2009] EWHC 1653 Jurisdiction: England and Wales Cited by: Cited – Secretary of … Continue reading Regina on the application of Ahmed v HM Coroner South and East Cumbria: 2009

Regina v HM Coroner, Lincoln, ex parte Hay: 19 Feb 1987

Citations: Unreported, 19 February 1987 Cited by: Cited – Sutovic, Regina (on the Application Of) v HM Coroner for North London Admn 17-May-2006 The court heard an application for judicial review of the Coroner’s verdict, on the grounds of procedural irregularity and insufficiency of enquiry. The claimant also sought a new review in the light … Continue reading Regina v HM Coroner, Lincoln, ex parte Hay: 19 Feb 1987

Regina v Birmingham Coroner, ex parte Cotton: QBD 1995

The Coroner’s court is not the proper place to explore questions of clinical negligence. Citations: [1995] 160 JP 12 Jurisdiction: England and Wales Cited by: Cited – In re Catherine Lucy Clegg (an Application to Quash Inquisition on Inquest) Admn 2-Dec-1996 The father of the deceased sought an order quashing the inquest on her death. … Continue reading Regina v Birmingham Coroner, ex parte Cotton: QBD 1995

Regina v Greater Manchester Coroner, ex parte Tal: QBD 1985

The court identified when the Administrative Court is entitled to depart from a previous decision of co-ordinate jurisdiction; concluding that as a matter of judicial comity it should follow the decision unless convinced that it is wrong. In judicial review the principle of stare decisis required that, although not bound to do so, the court … Continue reading Regina v Greater Manchester Coroner, ex parte Tal: QBD 1985

Regina on the Application of Davies (No 2) v HM Deputy Coroner for Birmingham: CA 27 Feb 2004

The claimant appealed against a costs order. She had previously appealed against an order of the High Court on her application for judicial review of the inquest held by the respondent. Held: The coroner, and others in a similar position should not generally be expected to pay the costs of an appeal against an order … Continue reading Regina on the Application of Davies (No 2) v HM Deputy Coroner for Birmingham: CA 27 Feb 2004

Regina v Portsmouth Coroner, ex parte Anderson: 1988

Citations: [1988] 2 ALL ER 604 Jurisdiction: England and Wales Cited by: Cited – In re Catherine Lucy Clegg (an Application to Quash Inquisition on Inquest) Admn 2-Dec-1996 The father of the deceased sought an order quashing the inquest on her death. He had recorded a verdict of suicide. She had died from acute salicylate … Continue reading Regina v Portsmouth Coroner, ex parte Anderson: 1988

Regina (Cash) v County of Northamptonshire Coroner: Admn 2007

Judges: Keith J Citations: [2007] EWHC 1354 (Admin) Jurisdiction: England and Wales Cited by: Cited – P, Regina (on The Application of) v HM Coroner for The District of Avon CA 18-Dec-2009 The deceased was found hanging in her prison cell. The jury returned a verdict of accidental death, not being satisfied that she was … Continue reading Regina (Cash) v County of Northamptonshire Coroner: Admn 2007

Regina v Wolverhampton Coroner ex parte McCurbin: CA 1990

The judicial review test is not simply whether there has been an error of law, but also whether the error has or may have resulted in a wrong verdict being entered. Judges: Woolf LJ Citations: [1990] 1 WLR 719 Citing: Approved – Regina v West London Coroner ex parte Gray CA 1988 Before a coroner’s … Continue reading Regina v Wolverhampton Coroner ex parte McCurbin: CA 1990

Regina v East Sussex Coroner Ex parte Healy: QBD 1988

The death occurred whilst diving some eight or nine miles offshore. The applicant, the deceased’s father challenged the coroner’s decision to refuse jurisdiction for an inquest. Held: The body was not, in the terms of the 1926 Act, ‘in or near the area within which he had jurisdiction’. Held: The wording used ordinary words of … Continue reading Regina v East Sussex Coroner Ex parte Healy: QBD 1988

Regina v Bedfordshire Coroner ex parte Local Sunday Newspapers Ltd: 1999

The test of whether a coroner should grant anonimity to a witness involved a decision on whether or not there was objective evidence to show that the fears of the Respondent established a serious or real possibility of danger to life. Burton J stated that it was common ground that ‘The fundamental principle at stake … Continue reading Regina v Bedfordshire Coroner ex parte Local Sunday Newspapers Ltd: 1999

Regina v Coroner for Southern District of Greater London, ex Parte Driscoll: Admn 22 Oct 1993

The applicant, a sister of the deceased, requested a judicial review of the decision of the coroner not to allow her to be represented and to cross examine witnesses. Held: One of the coroner’s letters had been offensive and misleading. A close blood relative should normally be allowed to be represented. The coroner had erred … Continue reading Regina v Coroner for Southern District of Greater London, ex Parte Driscoll: Admn 22 Oct 1993

Regina v West Yorkshire Coroner ex parte Smith: QBD 1985

The deceased’s father sought an order prohibiting the coroner from conducting an inquest on his dead daughter. Among his grounds was that the coroner might appear to be biased because of an outstanding application for costs against the coroner arising out of an earlier application for judicial review reversing the Divisional Court and held that … Continue reading Regina v West Yorkshire Coroner ex parte Smith: QBD 1985

Regina v Hammersmith Coroner ex parte Gray: CA 1986

Several police officers obtained an order directing a new inquest in a case in which the coroner was held to have misdirected the jury in relation to a possible verdict of unlawful killing. The misdirection was severe, but the issues and law were complex. Notwithstanding that the coroner had been represented: ‘If an order for … Continue reading Regina v Hammersmith Coroner ex parte Gray: CA 1986

Regina v West London Coroner ex parte Gray: CA 1988

Before a coroner’s jury could reach a verdict of unlawful killing, it had to be satisfied ‘that the act or omission of a single person must amount to unlawful conduct which was a substantial cause of death’, although Rule 42 of the Coroners Rules forbids the naming of that person. It was unthinkable that a … Continue reading Regina v West London Coroner ex parte Gray: CA 1988

Morahan, Regina (on The Application of) v Her Majestys Assistant Coroner for West London: Admn 11 Jun 2021

Whether there is a duty to hold a Middleton inquest following the death of a voluntary in-patient of a psychiatric rehabilitation unit due to an overdose of recreational drugs when she was at home in the community. Judges: Lord Justice Popplewell Citations: [2021] EWHC 1603 (Admin), [2021] WLR(D) 333, [2021] 3 WLR 919, [2021] QB … Continue reading Morahan, Regina (on The Application of) v Her Majestys Assistant Coroner for West London: Admn 11 Jun 2021

Hurst, Regina (on the Application of) v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis v London Northern District Coroner: HL 28 Mar 2007

The claimant’s son had been stabbed to death. She challenged the refusal of the coroner to continue with the inquest with a view to examining the responsibility of any of the police in having failed to protect him. Held: The question amounted to asking whether the coroner’s decision on the resumption should have been affected … Continue reading Hurst, Regina (on the Application of) v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis v London Northern District Coroner: HL 28 Mar 2007

Ferreira, Regina (on The Application of) v HM Senior Coroner for Inner South London: CA 26 Jan 2017

The situation where a person is taken into an intensive care unit for the purpose of life-saving treatment and is unable to give their consent to their consequent loss of liberty, does not result in a deprivation of liberty for article 5 purposes so long as the loss of liberty is due to the need … Continue reading Ferreira, Regina (on The Application of) v HM Senior Coroner for Inner South London: CA 26 Jan 2017

Regina v South London Coroner ex parte Ruddock: CA 8 Jul 1982

‘The coroner’s task in a case such as this is a formidable one . . once again, it should not be forgotten that an inquest is a fact-finding exercise and not a method of apportioning guilt. The procedure and rules of evidence which are suitable for the one are unsuitable for the other. In an … Continue reading Regina v South London Coroner ex parte Ruddock: CA 8 Jul 1982

Regina v Coroner for Wiltshire ex parte Clegg: QBD 1996

The court awarded costs against a coroner on an appeal even though he had only taken part by the filing of an affidavit. Judges: Phillips LJ, Hooper J Citations: [1996] 161 JPR 521 Jurisdiction: England and Wales Cited by: Doubtd – Regina v Lincoln Coroner, Ex Parte Hay Admn 19-Feb-1999 Coroners Society recommended to publish … Continue reading Regina v Coroner for Wiltshire ex parte Clegg: QBD 1996

Regina (Stanley) v Coroner for Inner North London: QBD 29 Apr 2003

The deceased had been shot by police, mistakenly believing him to be carrying a gun. The relatives resisted admission of evidence from the police of his convictions. Held: Evidence of previous convictions of the deceased or of decisions made by the Crown Prosecution Service about matters involving the deceased, should only be admitted in evidence … Continue reading Regina (Stanley) v Coroner for Inner North London: QBD 29 Apr 2003

Regina v Greater Belfast Coroner, ex parte Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission: CANI 11 May 2001

The Commission was a creation of statute, and had not been given power to intervene in judicial proceedings. The coroner was investigating deaths at Omagh from a terrorist bombing, and the Commission sought to intervene. The Act should not be read restrictively, but nor could provisions be read into it which did not exist at … Continue reading Regina v Greater Belfast Coroner, ex parte Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission: CANI 11 May 2001

Cooper, Regina (on The Application of) v HM Coroner for North East Kent: Admn 14 Feb 2014

The claimant, Mr Cooper, sought permission to apply for judicial review to challenge the decision of the Senior Coroner for North East Kent to leave a conclusion to the jury in an inquest which she is conducting of unlawful killing. Citations: [2014] EWHC 586 (Admin) Links: Bailii Jurisdiction: England and Wales Coroners Updated: 10 April … Continue reading Cooper, Regina (on The Application of) v HM Coroner for North East Kent: Admn 14 Feb 2014

Regina v Coroner for Kent Ex Parte Johnstone: QBD 12 Sep 1994

A coroner may be liable for costs after a wrongful refusal of an adjournment. A mistake by a medical expert caused the need for a new inquest. A request that the coroner should pay the applicant’s costs was granted. The court identified why the order should be made: (1) Although it was not a case … Continue reading Regina v Coroner for Kent Ex Parte Johnstone: QBD 12 Sep 1994

O’Reilly v Coventry Coroner: QBD 3 Apr 1996

The inquest was said to have been flawed because relevant material was withheld from the jury, factual issues were not addressed, and the Coroner had refused to leave open the possibility of a verdict of lack of care or neglect. The deceased had been in custody and a verdict of accidental death was returned. Held: … Continue reading O’Reilly v Coventry Coroner: QBD 3 Apr 1996

Regina v Her Majesty’s Coroner at Hammersmith ex parte Peach: CA 1980

A coroner was obliged to sit with a jury under the section 13(2) of the 1926 Act where the deceased, who was watching a demonstration, was struck a violent blow on the back of his head from which he died.Bridge LJ said: ‘The key to the nature of that limitation is to be found, I … Continue reading Regina v Her Majesty’s Coroner at Hammersmith ex parte Peach: CA 1980

HM Coroner County Durham and Darlington: Admn 6 Oct 2014

The Coroner applies for an order to quash the inquisition into the death of the deceased taken on 10th September 2013 and for an order that a fresh inquest be held. At the inquest the Coroner concluded that the deceased ‘intentionally took his own life’ and issued a Record of Inquest to that effect. Judges: … Continue reading HM Coroner County Durham and Darlington: Admn 6 Oct 2014

Maughan, Regina (on The Application of) v Senior Coroner for Oxfordshire: Admn 26 Jul 2018

The court was asked whether a coroner or a coroner’s jury, after hearing the evidence at an inquest into a death, may lawfully record a conclusion to the effect that the deceased committed suicide reached on the balance of probabilities; or whether such a conclusion is only permissible if it has been proved to the … Continue reading Maughan, Regina (on The Application of) v Senior Coroner for Oxfordshire: Admn 26 Jul 2018

Regina v Avon Coroner, Ex Parte Bentley: QBD 23 Mar 2001

The coroner refused to allow access to the sister of the deceased subject of the inquest to the papers and statements in advance of the inquest. The fact that the rules allowed it but impose do clear duty did not mean that he should not look to the circumstances of the case, and recognise the … Continue reading Regina v Avon Coroner, Ex Parte Bentley: QBD 23 Mar 2001

Duggan, Regina (on The Application of) v HM Assistant Deputy Coroner for The Northern District of Greater London and Others: Admn 14 Oct 2014

Inquest on death of person shot by police officers – claim for judicial review challenging the finding of lawful killing. Judges: The President of the Queens Bench Division (The Rt Hon Sir Brian Leveson) The Hon Mr Justice Burnett His Honour Judge Peter Thornton QC (Chief Coroner) Citations: [2014] EWHC 3343 (Admin), [2014] WLR(D) 431, … Continue reading Duggan, Regina (on The Application of) v HM Assistant Deputy Coroner for The Northern District of Greater London and Others: Admn 14 Oct 2014

Kasperowicz, Regina (on The Application of) v HM Coroner for Plymouth: CA 10 Jan 2005

Renewed application for permission to appeal against the refusal by Gray J of an injunction to restrain the Deputy Coroner for Plymouth and South West Devon from proceeding with a post-mortem examination of the body of Adela Kasperowicz. Judges: Clarke, Sedley LJJ Citations: [2005] EWCA Civ 44 Links: Bailii Statutes: Births and Deaths Registration Act … Continue reading Kasperowicz, Regina (on The Application of) v HM Coroner for Plymouth: CA 10 Jan 2005

Regina (Ministry of Defence) v Wiltshire and Swindon Coroner: QBD 19 Apr 2005

The applicant sought an order requiring the Coroner to provide a digitised recording of his summing up in an inquest regarding deaths at its facility at Porton. Held: It should not be necessary for the claimant to set out just precisely which part of the summing up was of concern, provided the other party knew … Continue reading Regina (Ministry of Defence) v Wiltshire and Swindon Coroner: QBD 19 Apr 2005

Regina v Poplar Coroner ex parte Thomas: CA 15 Dec 1992

The deceased, aged 17, had had a severe asthma attack. The ambulance was delayed and she was taken to the hospital, but died on the way there despite assistance from police officers and latterly the ambulance staff. Evidence suggested that she might have survived if she had been got to the hospital earlier, but the … Continue reading Regina v Poplar Coroner ex parte Thomas: CA 15 Dec 1992

Secretary of State for Justice, Regina (on The Application of) v HM Deputy Coroner for The Eastern District of West Yorkshire and Others: Admn 14 Jun 2012

These judicial review proceedings concern a decision by a coroner to leave verdicts of unlawful killing by murder and unlawful killing by gross negligence manslaughter to a jury. Judges: Mr Justice Haddon-Cave Citations: [2012] EWHC 1634 (Admin) Links: Bailii Jurisdiction: England and Wales Coroners, Prisons Updated: 06 February 2022; Ref: scu.461878

Allen, Regina (on The Application of) v HM Coroner for Inner North London: Admn 23 Sep 2008

Renewed application for permission to bring judicial review proceedings in respect of an inquest conducted in 2007 by the defendant Coroner for Inner North London into the death of the claimant’s wife. Judges: Mr Justice Blake Citations: [2008] EWHC 2751 (Admin) Links: Bailii Jurisdiction: England and Wales Coroners Updated: 06 February 2022; Ref: scu.417124

T, Regina (on The Application of) v HM Senior Coroner for The County of West Yorkshire (Western Area): CA 28 Apr 2017

The coroner was to investigate the death of a baby, but was now asked whether it was first necessary to determine whether the child had been born alive and not still-born. Held: The principle of open justice is a fundamental principle of common law as applicable in a coroner’s court as in any other court, … Continue reading T, Regina (on The Application of) v HM Senior Coroner for The County of West Yorkshire (Western Area): CA 28 Apr 2017

Earl and Another v HM Senior Coroner for East Sussex: Admn 21 Dec 2021

Application for an order under section 13(1)(c) of the Coroners Act 1988 quashing the inquisition on the inquest into the death of Jessie Victoria Earl. Judges: Lord Justice Warby Mr Justice Saini And His Honour Judge Teague QC Chief Coroner of England and Wales Citations: [2021] EWHC 3468 (Admin) Links: Bailii Statutes: Coroners Act 1988 … Continue reading Earl and Another v HM Senior Coroner for East Sussex: Admn 21 Dec 2021