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What happens at an Inquest Hearing?

An Inquest is an official court hearing and the Coroner has the same status as a Judge.  Inquests are held in a variety of places; some are held in Courts, some in meeting rooms and some in police stations.  Often in depends which venue is free at the time and how many witnesses will need […]

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Inquests – Do I need a solicitor to attend with me?

It is a personal decision whether or not you need a Solicitor.  Some families are represented by a solicitor or a barrister and other families manage on their own or with the help of friends.  Solicitors or barristers are likely to be involved in more complicated cases or where the family is so distraught that […]

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Health and Safety Executive Fatalities Decline

Every year the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) publishes a report showing the number of people that die from accidents at work. For the year 2009/2010, the number of fatal accidents actually fell to a record low. However, further analysis is necessary to look into the circumstances surrounding these figures. From 1st April 2009 to […]

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Inquest Funding under No Win No Fee Agreements

Inquests are probably one of the hardest Court appearances a family could ever have to make. They are held where the cause of death is not immediately apparent.    Examples of where an Inquest might be held include where a person has died as a result of a work accident, from an industrial disease or as […]

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What is likely to happen at the end of an Inquest?

The Coroner’s powers,at an Inquest, are quite limited and some families find this quite difficult to understand.  Some families hope that the Coroner will be able to attribute blame to someone for causing the death but this is not part of the Coroner’s duties.  There are three facts that a Coroner has to establish and these […]

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When does an inquest take place

When does the Coroner first become involved? If a death has been in unexpected or suspicious circumstances the case may be referred to a Coroner.  Referral to a Coroner can be made by relatives of the deceased, a medical practitioner, a police officer etc.  The family are usually told that this has been done but […]

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