In May 2019 I spoke at a seminar about the case of AB v HM Assistant Coroner for Inner South London (CO/663/2019). At that time the High Court had just ordered a fresh inquest into the death of Ella Roberta Adoo-Kissi-Debrah. She died in February 2013, aged 9, from a severe asthma attack. She lived […]
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).
The vast majority of deaths from Covid-19 will not be referred to the Coroner and even fewer will result in an inquest into the death. However, when an employee dies from Covid-19 it may have to be reported to both the Health and Safety Executive (‘HSE’) and the Coroner. On 28th April 2020 the Chief […]
Kirsten Mercer looks at the guidance for coroners’ courts on how to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic
This week we have been delighted to host an exhibition to commemorate and celebrate the centenary of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919 which paved the way for women to practice in law for the first time.
Thanks to all those who attended our seminar Article 2 – What difference does it make ?
Thank you to everyone who attended the Criminal team seminar in York last night.
Thank you to all those who attended the Regulatory & Public Law Team’s Annual Review last evening.
Kirsten Mercer & Kate Wilson will be presenting the seminar on Thursday 18th July 2019 at 5pm at a venue in central Leeds.
We are delighted to have received very positive feedback to our Introduction to Inquests seminar which took place at Leeds City Art Gallery
Park Square Barristers will be holding their annual Criminal seminar on Saturday 20 October at BPP Law School in Leeds.
On 26th January 2018 the High Court handed down judgment in the case of R (on the application of Julie Hambleton and others) and coroner for the Birmingham Inquests (1974)  EWHC 56 (Admin). Kirsten Mercer summarises the decision on what was called “The Perpetrator Issue” and considers the impact it may have on the scope of inquests.