Coroners' Courts follows the coroner's investigation of a death from initial report to the inquest conclusion and subsequent issues including prevention of future deaths reports. The book is an easy to read reference for those involved in the coronial system. It also provides clear, step by step guidance for the advocate and practical advice for the witness covering key topics such as preparing for an inquest, report writing, and attending court. In addition, it includes dedicated chapters on mass fatality incidents and treasure. Written by a full-time coroner with more than 20 years experience, it provides a unique insight into the working of a coroner's court with explanations of the coroner's duties, the post-mortem examination, the purpose of the inquest, and the nature of the coroner's conclusion.
This book contains a clear, practical treatment of all topics from routine casework to the complex effects of the Human Rights legislation. Re-written to encompass the Coroners and Justice Act 2009, it also describes the potential relationship between the coroner and the Medical Examiner's Office.
Readership: Coroners and coroners' officers; solicitors and barristers in private practice or local authorities dealing with inquests; Medical examiners and medical examiner's officers.
1: The Coroner
3: Reporting Deaths
4: Decisions and Inquiries
5: The Coroner's Post-mortem
6: Preparing for the Inquest
9: Determinations, Findings, and Conclusions
10: After the Inquest
11: Mass Fatalities
1: The Coroners and Justice Act 2009 (extracts)
2: The Coroners (Investigations) Regulations 2013
3: The Coroners (Inquests) Rules 2013
4: The Coroners Allowances, Fees and Expenses Regulations 2013
5: The Treasure Act 1996
6: The Jamieson case — extract from the judgment of Bingham LJ