Inquests (Criminal Law Library 9)

Inquests (Criminal Law Library 9)

By: John Cooper (author)Paperback

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The last year has seen the largest and most comprehensive reform of Coronial Law since the early nineteenth century. The new Coroners and Justice Act 2009 impacts upon every aspect of the Inquest and this comprehensive new work lays out both the substantive law and new procedure following the recent legislation and authorities. The whole coronial process is laid out in distinct chapters which consider the present and developing law. The book provides practical guidance from the beginning to the end of the process and includes a special chapter on Military inquests, creating an invaluable reference for both the practitioner and student of this fast developing area of law.

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John Cooper QC is a barrister at 25 Bedford Row, London and an Honorary Visiting Professor of Law at Cardiff University. John is one of the leading inquest practitioners in the country, having appeared in the Puma and Deepcut inquests and having advised the family of Gordon Gentle in their case. He represented families of servicemen in the Nimrod and Hercules aircraft explosions in their successful civil actions against the Government. In 2008 he was shortlisted by the Law Society, Liberty and Justice as Human Rights Barrister of the Year for his inquest work.


Introduction 1 History 2 Coroners' Courts 3 T he Duties of the Coroner 4 Entry, Search and Seizure 5 The Purpose of the Coroner's Court 6 The Jury 7 Disclosure 8 Witnesses 9 Interested Parties 10 Public Access and Reporting of Proceedings in Coroners' Courts 11 The Verdict 12 Remedies and Appeals of Inquest Decisions 13 Funding 14 Military Inquests 15 Notification, Certification and Registration of Death 16 Treasure 17 Secondary Legislation

Product Details

  • publication date: 12/05/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781849460378
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 238
  • ID: 9781849460378
  • weight: 347
  • ISBN10: 184946037X

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