Coroners Courts: A Guide to Law and Practice

Hardcover | August 31, 2014

byChristopher Dorries

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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 bystep 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 yearsexperience, 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'sOffice.

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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 bystep guidance for the advocate and practical a...

Christopher Dorries has been HM Coroner for South Yorkshire (West), a large and busy jurisdiction, since 1991. He was awarded an OBE in December 2006 for his work on emergency planning.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:476 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.1 inPublished:August 31, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199566119

ISBN - 13:9780199566112

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Table of Contents

1. The Coroner2. Jurisdiction3. Reporting Deaths4. Decisions and Inquiries5. The Coroner's Post-mortem6. Preparing for the Inquest7. Inquests8. Juries9. Determinations, Findings, and Conclusions10. After the Inquest11. Mass Fatalities12. TreasureAppendices1. The Coroners and Justice Act 2009 (extracts)2. The Coroners (Investigations) Regulations 20133. The Coroners (Inquests) Rules 20134. The Coroners Allowances, Fees and Expenses Regulations 20135. The Treasure Act 19966. The Jamieson case -- extract from the judgment of Bingham LJ

Editorial Reviews

"..This should be compulsory reading for all police officers and doctors...this books great virtue is it's rigorous practicality...it will become a classic. I will not be going to an inquest without it." --Charles Foster, Barrister, 6 Pump Court July 2004