The last 12 months have provided fertile ground for many significant judgments concerning inquest law. In Episode 136, Emma-Louise Fenelon speaks to Rachel Marcus and Jim Duffy about the developments practitioners will need to know about.

The episode mentions:

1. Rushbrooke v HM Coroner for West London [2020] EWHC 1612 (Admin)

2. R (Maughan) v Senior Coroner for Oxfordshire [2020] UKSC 46

– See Owain Thomas QC’s article on this case here
– The Chief Coroner’s Law Sheet No. 6 on this here.

3. R (Carole Smith) v HM Assistant Coroner for North West Wales [2020] EWHC 781 (Admin)

4. Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service v Veevers [2020] EWHC 2550

5. Maguire v HM Senior Coroner for Blackpool & Fylde [2020]

– See Shaheen Rahman QC’s three part series on Article 2 cases in healthcare contexts, including Maguire, here: Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3.
– See also R (Skelton) v Senior Coroner for West Sussex and the Chief Constable of Sussex Police & Robert Trigg (interested parties) [2020] EWHC 2813 (Admin)
– Matthew Hill’s article on this case here.

6. R (on the application of Lewis) v Senior Coroner for North West Kent [2020] 2 WLUK 180

7. R (Iroko) v HM Senior Coroner for Inner London South [2020] EWHC 1753  

8. Chief Constable West Yorks Police v Dyer & Assistant Coroner for West Yorkshire & others [2020] EWCA Civ 1375

9. Re Ketcher and Mitchell [2020] NICA 31

10. Although we did not have time to include it in the episode, R (Grice) v [2020] EWHC 3581 (Admin), handed down on Christmas Eve, concerns is also important reading. The case concerns the need for a resumed inquest where a criminal trial and other reviews and investigations have been carried out.

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