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A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Coroners' Courts: A Guide to Law and Practice 3rd ed isbn 9780199566112

Coroners' Courts: A Guide to Law and Practice 2nd ed

ISBN13: 9781841742465
ISBN: 1841742465
New Edition ISBN: 9780199566112
Previous Edition ISBN: 1841741744
Published: March 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

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.

  • Written in an accessible and user-friendly style, the book provides clear, step-by-step explanations of the law and practice relating to sudden deaths
  • Includes analysis of the Home Office review of death certification (post-Shipman) and guidance on the identification of the deceased (following the Marchioness Inquiry)
  • Written by one of only 26 full-time coroners

Courts and Procedure
1. The Coroner
2. Jurisdiction
3. Reporting Deaths
4. Decision and Inquiries
5. The Coroner's Post-Mortem
6. Preparing for the Inquest
7. Inquests
8. Juries
9. The Verdict
10. After the Inquest
11. Disasters
12. Treasure
Appendix 1: 1997 OPCS Guidance on Referral
Appendix 2: Jamieson Principles
Appendix 3: Post-Jamieson Cases
Appendix 4: Police Contact
Appendix 5: Coroners Act 1988
Appendix 6: Coroners Rules 1984
Appendix 7: Coroners Records (Fees for Copies) Rules 2002
Appendix 8: Treasure Act 1996