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The Inquest Book


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1. Introduction Sir Neil Garnham and Caroline Cross Part One: Inquests-General Principles 2. Sources of Coronial Law and Guidance Richard Mumford 3. Duty to Hold an Inquest Rachel Marcus 4. The Role and Scope of an Inquest 9 Isabel McArdle 5. The Coroner Marina Wheeler QC 6. Pre-Inquest Reviews Richard Mumford 7. Article 2 Inquests Peter Skelton QC, Caroline Cross and Kate Beattie 8. Interested Persons David Manknell 9. Witnesses Kate Beattie 10. Funding Pritesh Rathod 11. The Jury Richard Mumford 12. Evidence Peter Skelton QC 13. Anonymity, Protective Measures and Public Interest Immunity Matthew Hill and Sir Neil Garnham 14. The Inquest Hearing David Manknell 15. Conclusions Sir Neil Garnham and Kate Beattie 16. Inquest versus Public Inquiry Isabel McArdle Part Two: Specific Inquests 17. Medical Inquests Isabel McArdle and Kate Beattie 18. Inquests Concerning Mental Health and Capacity Richard Mumford and Rachel Marcus 19. Article 2 and Local Authorities Kate Beattie 20. Deaths in Custody Peter Skelton QC and Lois Williams 21. Police Inquests Alasdair Henderson 22. Military Personnel and Civilians in War Caroline Cross 23. Inquests Involving Intelligence Services and Agencies Sir Neil Garnham 24. Deaths in the Workplace Alasdair Henderson Part Three: After the Inquest 25. Reports to Prevent Further Deaths Caroline Cross and Isabel McArdle 26. Steps After the Inquest Dame Philippa Whipple DBE

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Caroline Cross is a barrister at 1 Crown Office Row. Sir Neil Garnham is a High Court judge sitting in the Queen's Bench Division.


This book is a timely and welcome addition for the benefit of those advising in connection with and appearing at inquests. It will also be of enormous benefit to coroners and their deputies. It brings together,in a straightforward and clearly explained way, the legislation and cases on most topics that are likely to be of concern, together with a helpful introduction to each. The appendices contain the core statutory materials and guidance from the Chief Coroner. Mr Justice Garnham and Caroline Cross have produced a readable and authoritative work which will soon become indispensable to those involved in inquests. -- From the Foreword by The Rt Hon Lord Justice Burnett PC, Royal Courts of Justice, January 2016
The Inquest Book is a practitioner textbook in its purest form with no fluff or filler. -- Bridget Dolan QC * UK Inquest Law Blog *

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