Inquests Briefing – November 2020

Briefings

25/11/2020

There have been a number of recent developments of interest to those who practice in the coroners’ courts. As a result the 1 Chancery Lane Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence groups have joined forces to provide an update for your assistance.

Henk Soede considers the recent Supreme Court decision of R (on the application of Maughan) v Her Majesty’s Senior Coroner for Oxfordshire [2020] UKSC 46, which is required reading for all inquest practitioners, altering the burden of proof to be applied to the short form conclusions of suicide and unlawful killing.

David Thomson discusses the Chief Coroner’s Revised Guidance No 5 on Reports to Prevent Future Deaths, both identifying the changes and also providing a wide ranging explanation of the guidance in general.

Dominique Smith identifies the key points in the interesting costs decision of Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service v Veevers [2020] EWHC 2550 (Comm), which provides some welcome clarification about the recoverability of the costs of an inquest in subsequent civil proceedings.

Members of 1 Chancery Lane regularly act for both bereaved families and other interested persons and organisations in inquest proceedings. Members of Chambers are also currently instructed in the Manchester Arena Inquiry and the Grenfell Inquiry. We offer a wealth of experience in this area and are happy to assist with any of your queries or needs.

Read the Inquest Briefing in full here

Latest News & Events

Personal Injury Briefing: June 2024

Welcome to the latest edition of the Deka Personal Injury team briefing. In this edition we will be focusing on ‘Witness Statements’ and ‘Fundamental Dishonesty and Indemnity Costs.’ Laura Hibberd provides some very helpful guidance through a series of ‘cautionary tales.’  It may be said…

The Contaminated Blood Scandal: Part 1 – the background

In the 1970’s the NHS had an almost insatiable need for blood. New treatments needed large quantities of “hema” and a scientific discovery gave a group of sick individuals a reprieve (or so they thought) from their suffering.   Haemophiliacs lack a specific protein, factor…

The Dekagram: 10th June 2024

Glover & Anor v Fluid Structural Engineers & Technical Designers Ltd & Ors [2024] EWHC 1257 (TCC) – a case highlighting the dangers of getting involved in the preparation of experts’ joint statements This judgment follows an application by the claimants within proceedings seeking permission to replace…

Subscribe to our mailing list

Deka Chambers: 5 Norwich Street, London EC4A 1DR

© Deka Chambers 2024

Search

Portfolio Builder

Select the expertise that you would like to download or add to the portfolio

Download    Add to portfolio   
Portfolio
Title Type CV Email

Remove All

Download


Click here to share this shortlist.
(It will expire after 30 days.)