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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).

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Tom Gent represents care homes at remotely attended inquests

Tom Gent has represented the interests of two care homes at two inquests (one held in Maidstone Coroner’s Court, the other in Ipswich). Each inquest was concluded within one day and neither involved a jury. Counsel and some witnesses attended remotely, with others attending the court room. Maidstone’s chosen platform was Skype for Business, whereas Ipswich used Microsoft Teams.

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