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The High Court’s decision is (sometimes) final: the Court of Appeal confirms the decision of a coroner in relation to witnesses and the risk of harm caused by giving evidence

United Kingdom - January 25 2018 The husband and children of the school teacher, Ann Maguire, who was murdered by a pupil, William Cornick, in her classroom in April 2014 have been…

#Brexit update: an early Christmas present for those dreaming of single market membership?

United Kingdom - December 14 2017 The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (“the Bill”) is the primary legislation intended to give legal effect to Brexit and preserve the integrity of the…

When is a data controller liable for the criminal acts of a rogue employee?

United Kingdom - December 13 2017 The acquisition from organisations of large databases of personal data by external parties (usually hackers) is an increasingly modern phenomenon -…

Coroners to investigate still born deaths

United Kingdom - November 28 2017 Today, the Health Secretary announced “a new maternity strategy to reduce the number of stillbirths”. This strategy centres on the investigation of…

When an inquest is still necessary after criminal proceedings in order to comply with Article 2

United Kingdom - November 20 2017 In the recently reported case of R (Silvera) v HM Senior Coroner for Oxfordshire [2017] EWHC 2499 (Admin), the Divisional Court looked at the…