Jervis on Coroners 14th Edition

Jervis on Coroners 14th Edition

By Paul Matthews


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Date: 31/12/2019

Code: 9780414072701

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Jervis on Coroners is the authority on coroners’ law and practice. It is the most comprehensive guide on this legal system, taking you step-by-step through the procedure and practice before, during and after a coroner’s investigation or inquest.
Every aspect is covered, from the basic principles to more complex issues of homicide, disasters, prescribed diseases and notifiable accidents. The commentary is updated by Paul Matthews and an expert team of coroners and barristers and is complemented with appendices of useful legislation, materials and forms.
This new edition has been comprehensively revised with:
  • Expanded commentary on medical certificates of the cause of death
  • Updates to the sections on unnatural death, with reference to particular medical conditions
  • The section on data protection has been rewritten
  • Inclusion of a new section on the implications of gender identity
  • Updated commentary on the treatment of witnesses at inquests, coronial practice in homicide cases and the treatment of transport accidents
It also analyses the latest and most significant case law and legislative updates including:
  • R (Maguire) v West Yorkshire Assistant Coroner [2018] EWCA Civ 6
  • R (Hopkins) v Swansea and Neath Port Talbot Coroner [2018] EWHC 686 (Admin)
  • R (Parkinson) v Kent Senior Coroner [2018] 4 WLR 106
  • R (Worthington) v Cumbria Coroner [2018] EWHC 3386 (Admin)
  • Coroner for the Birmingham Inquests (1974) v Hambleton [2019] 1 WLR 3417, CA
  • R (Adath Yisroel Burial Society) v Inner North London Coroner [2019] QB 251, CA
  • Re McQuillan’s Application [2019] NICA 13
  • R (Maughan) v Oxfordshire Coroner [2019] EWCA Civ 809
  • Data Protection Act 2018
  • Notification of Deaths Regulations 2019
With a logical structure and all-angles approach, Jervis on Coroners is essential reading for anyone involved in this legal system including coroners, solicitors and barristers, local government officials and medical examiners.
  • The leading authority on coronial law and its practice in relation to coroner inquests and investigations.
  • Brings together all the relevant materials and legislation, procedure, rules and practice in a single volume, offering complete guidance on this important part of the legal system.
  • Provides detailed commentary on investigations addressing issues of information and publicity, beginning an investigation, their scope and the four statutory questions: who, when, where and how?
  • Examines coroners’ powers before an inquest with coverage of inquest procedure, the preliminaries and determination and findings.
  • Looks at special cases such as homicide, notifiable accidents, prescribed diseases, treasure, and major disasters.
  • Deals with post-inquest matters including general duties, fees, appeals and further proceedings.
  • Covers the basic principles of the office of coroner and their territorial jurisdiction.
  • Additional analysis of the international dimension of coroners and human rights.
  • Accompanied with useful appendices of legislation, forms, and precedents.

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Office of Coroner
Chapter 1 The Office of the coroner
Chapter 2 Classification and Appointment of corners
Chapter 3 The office of Coroner
Chapter 4 Deputy and Assistant Deputy Coroners

Part II: Before the Inquest
Chapter 5 Assumption of Jurisdiction
Chapter 6 Coroners’ Powers Before(or in lieu of) Inquest
Chapter 7 Disposal of Human Remains

Part III: Medical matters
Chapter 8 Death
Chapter 9 Forensic Medicine and Pathology

Part IV: The Inquest
Chapter 10 Preliminaries
Chapter 11 General Matters at the inquest
Chapter 12 Procedure at the inquest
Chapter 13 Verdict and Inquisition

Part V: Special cases
Chapter 14 Homicide
Chapter 15 Notifiable Accidents and prescribed diseases
Chapter 16 Treasure
Chapter 17 Major Disasters

Part VI: After the inquest
Chapter 18 Matters after the inquiry
Chapter 19 reviewing inquisitions and coronial decisions
Chapter 20 Further proceedings
Chapter 21 Coroner and Human Rights
Chapter 22 Comparative death inquiry law
Part VIII: Appendices

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