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Challenging Prevention of Future Death (PFD) reports - when and how to do it
  • Hill Dickinson LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 30 2018

Prevention of Future Death reports (PFDs) are very much a live issue in the minds of most trusts. A coroner not only has a power, but is under a duty


A Coronial Court of Appeal - An opportunity missed?
  • 6KBW
  • United Kingdom
  • June 14 2018

As the five year anniversary of the coming into force of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 approaches (25th July 2018), and coronial proceedings are


Coroners to investigate still born deaths
  • Kingsley Napley
  • 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


How to challenge a coroner’s ruling on the prevention of future deaths
  • RadcliffesLeBrasseur
  • United Kingdom
  • November 27 2017

Healthcare providers which have been involved in an inquest will be only too familiar with the provisions of Paragraph 7(1) of Schedule 5 to the


Medical examiners - update
  • Hill Dickinson LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 30 2017

Last week in the House of Lords the Government was pressed to confirm whether the introduction of medical examiners was still to go ahead as planned


Medical examiners will scrutinise all hospital deaths from April 2019
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 20 2017

Provision was made in the Coroners and Justice Act of 2009 for all deaths to be scrutinised by an independent ‘medical examiner’. This had been


DoLS and inquests - where are we now?
  • Hill Dickinson LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 7 2017

On 3 April 2017, the Policing and Crime Act 2017 (the 2017 Act) came into force. Section 178 of the 2017 Act tightened the definition of ‘state


Requirement to hold an inquest: DoLS no longer classified as state detention from 3 April 2017
  • RadcliffesLeBrasseur
  • United Kingdom
  • April 3 2017

The legislation deals with a broad range of areas affecting police and crime and makes some changes to police powers under the Mental Health Act 1983


Inquests no longer automatically required for DoLS deaths after 3 April 2017
  • Hill Dickinson LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 30 2017

Under section 1 of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 and the Chief Coroner’s Guidance no. 16, coroners are currently required to hold an inquest into


Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards: Life-saving treatment
  • Hill Dickinson LLP
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • January 30 2017

The Court of Appeal handed down its judgment last week in respect of a patient, MF, who passed away in ICU. MF’s death was reported to the coroner