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The Human Rights Act 1998 – anticipating Covid-19 claims

This is the first in a series of articles considering the Human Rights Act 1998 (‘HRA’) and the Covid-19 pandemic. The first group is designed as a general reminder/ overview of claims under the Human Rights Act 1998, in particular claims arising from alleged breaches of Article 2 European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).

Article 2 and Care Home Deaths: Maguire v Her Majesty’s Senior Coroner for Blackpool and Flyde and ors [2020] EWCA CIV 738

The Court of Appeal, in their judgment handed down on 10 June 2020, considered the engagement of Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights in inquests relating to the deaths of those who lack capacity or who are otherwise vulnerable and reside in state supported accommodation such as care homes and who die in circumstances where there are deficiencies in their medical treatment and care which may have contributed to their death.

Strong PSQB presence at drowning inquest

Tom Gent, Kate Wilson, Giles Grant and Naomi McLoughlin all appeared to represent interested persons at a recent inquest into the death of a boatman who was working at the site of the Flood Alleviation Scheme on the River Aire in October 2017.

Inquest Masterclass a Great Success

Thanks to all those who attended our Masterclass of the Coroners Court and Inquests on Wednesday at the county hall in Matlock.