Caroline Wood instructed in inquest looking at the role gambling played in the Hull University graduate’s death.

Caroline Wood was instructed on behalf of a medical practitioner at the inquest touching on the death of Jack Ritchie.

The inquest is looking into the role that gambling played in the Hull University graduate’s death and is believed to be the first Article 2 inquest  to consider gambling,  meaning it could examine whether any arm of the state breached its duty to protect Jack’s right to life. 

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), the Department for Health and Social Care, and the Gambling Commission have been named as interested persons by the coroner, as have the charities GambleAware and GamCare. 

The inquest is listed to conclude on 4th March 2022.

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Caroline is regularly instructed in inquests acting for bereaved families, individual interested persons and for public or corporate bodies including ‘Article 2’ and jury inquests. The vast majority of inquests she attends relate to deaths arising in or linked to provision of healthcare such as in hospitals, care homes and deaths in custody, which dovetails with her clinical negligence work.

Should you wish to discuss any aspect of Caroline’s coronial practice please contact her regulatory clerks:

Madeleine Gray on 0113 202 8603

Patrick Urbina 0113 213 250