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 when the coroner was himself engaged on an inquest.
Pitchers J, Kennedy LJ
Times 11-Nov-2002, Gazette 28-Nov-2002
England and Wales
Updated: 29 May 2022; Ref: scu.178040