This statutory instrument contains significant changes such as an amendment of the overriding objective to include vulnerable witnesses and bringing the rules relating to service out of the jurisdiction in line with the post-Brexit legal system. However, a small but significant change has been made to Part 36 offers. The rules introduce a new rule […]
Andrew Westlake, aged 29, was returning from a family holiday in Turkey when he was taken off a Jet2 Flight from Dalaman Airport back to the United Kingdom prior to take off. For an unknown reason, Andrew went to the second floor of Dalaman Airport and jumped over the barrier. The injuries Andrew sustained resulted in his death on 29 May 2018.
Naomi McLoughlin represented a nurse in connection with the death of an elderly patient at Barnsley Hospital. The deceased, who suffered with a number of significant comorbidities, had erroneously been given a 200mg dose of morphine instead of the prescribed 20mg dose.
Naomi Mcloughlin summarises the Chief Coroner’s Guidance no 38 which relates to remote participation in coronial proceedings. As more courts start to open for in person hearings across the country, the Chief Coroner has issued guidance number 38 to assist Coroners with conducting hearings during the Covid-19 pandemic. This guidance focuses on remote participation in coronial proceedings via video or audio and is due to reviewed periodically.
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.
Thanks to all those who attended our Masterclass of the Coroners Court and Inquests on Wednesday at the county hall in Matlock.
Naomi McLoughlin discusses the case of Re F (A Child) (Fact-Finding Appeal) (2019) where Nicholas Stonor QC represented the Father.
The claimant applied for judicial review of a coroner’s decision not to leave the issue of causation to the jury at the inquest into the death of his brother (B).
Summary – Spencer J held that the requirement to serve a medical report and schedule of loss with the particulars of claim under CPR PD 16 paragraph 4.3, in personal injury claims did not contain an implied sanction for non-compliance
The legal test in considering a breach of s41 remains to be found in James v Preseli Pembrokeshire DC  PIQR P114 and Jones v Rhondda Cynon Taff CBC  EWCA Civ 1497.
Naomi McLoughlin represented the Father at the final hearing where the final order had been for indirect contact only.
We are delighted to announce that Laura Nelson and Naomi McLoughlin have been confirmed as tenants following the successful completion of their pupillage.