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The Inquest Book: The Law of Coroners and Inquests

Edited by: Caroline Cross, Neil Garnham

ISBN13: 9781849466493
Published: April 2016
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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Coronial Law has grown and changed significantly in recent years. It is an area that attracts great public scrutiny, and its legal, political and social significance is reflected in the recent establishment of the office of Chief Coroner and the frequency with which Judges of the High Court and the Court of Appeal have been made deputy assistant coroners to conduct particularly sensitive inquests. In addition, the new Coroners and Justice Act came into force in 2013.

The aim of the book is to provide practitioners with summaries of relevant inquest cases in a format that is easy to search and use, and to enable them to anticipate the often unfamiliar issues that arise in coronial law.

Courts and Procedure
1. Introduction
Sir Neil Garnham and Caroline Cross

Part One: Inquests—General Principles
2. Sources of Coronial Law and Guidance
Richard Mumford
3. Duty to Hold an Inquest
4. The Role and Scope of an Inquest
Isabel McArdle
5. The Coroner
Marina Wheeler QC
6. Pre-Inquest Reviews
Richard Mumford
7. Article 2 Inquests
Peter Skelton QC, Caroline Cross and Kate Beattie
8. Interested Persons
David Manknell
9. Witnesses
Kate Beattie
10. Funding
Pritesh Rathod
11. The Jury
Richard Mumford
12. Evidence
Peter Skelton QC
13. Anonymity, Protective Measures and Public Interest Immunity
Matthew Hill and Sir Neil Garnham
14. The Inquest Hearing
David Manknell
15. Conclusions
Sir Neil Garnham and Kate Beattie
16. Inquest versus Public Inquiry
Isabel McArdle

Part Two: Specific Inquests;
17. Medical Inquests
Isabel McArdle and Kate B;eattie
17. Medical Inquests
18. Inquests Concerning Mental Health and Capacity
Richard Mumford and Rachel Marcus
19. Article 2 and Local Authorities
Kate Beattie
20. Deaths in Custody
Peter Skelton QC and Lois Williams
21. Police Inquests
Alasdair Henderson
22. Military Personnel and Civilians in War
Caroline Cross
23. Inquests Involving Intelligence Services and Agencies
Sir Neil Garnham
24. Deaths in the Workplace
Alasdair Henderson
Part Three: After the Inquest
25. Reports to Prevent Further Deaths
Caroline Cross and Isabel McArdle
26. Steps After the Inquest
Dame Philippa Whipple DBE

Coroners and Justice Act 2009
Coroners Act 1988 (as amended)
Statutory Instruments
Coroners (Investigations) Regulations 2013
Procedural Rules
Coroners (Inquests) Rules 2013
Chief Coroner’s Guidance No 5, ‘Reports to Prevent Future Deaths’
Chief Coroner’s Guidance No 16, ‘Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLs)’
Chief Coroner’s Guidance No 17, ‘Conclusions: Short-Form and Narrative’
Chief Coroner’s Guidance No 22, ‘Pre-Inquest Review Hearings’
Lord Chancellor ’ s Exceptional Funding Guidance (Inquests)