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.
Article 2 and Care Home Deaths: Maguire v Her Majesty’s Senior Coroner for Blackpool and Flyde and ors  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.
Instructed by the Health & Safety Executive, Craig Hassall today appeared at Leeds Crown Court where HHJ Stubbs Q.C. sentenced IFG Drake Ltd for breaching health and safety regulations resulting in the death of one of its workers Mr. Javeed Ghaffar.
Zoom Seminar on 22 June 2020: “Parental Leave During the Pandemic: preparing to get back to an uncertain workplace”
“Parental Leave During the Pandemic: preparing to get back to an uncertain workplace” Monday 22 June 2020, 1.30pm via Zoom A seminar for solicitors and barristers hosted by Wendy Showell Nicolas, psychotherapist, regarding the emotional, practical and professional impact of returning to work after a period of parental leave, with discussions about the effect of […]
Ellie Mitten and Sophie Phillips discuss whether schools and universities are offering ‘reasonable’ alternatives and the meaning of the recent guidance.
An update – are schools and universities offering ‘reasonable’ alternatives and what does the recent guidance mean? Ellie and Sophie recently wrote an article regarding parent/student contracts and liability for paying tuition fees during the Covid-19 pandemic. This supplementary article seeks to address the guidance which has been released in recent weeks, and provides some […]
Successful private prosecution of fraudster by Anna Wilkinson and Camilla Buck and S17 prosecution costs orders following Fuseon Ltd v Senior Courts Costs Office and The Lord Chancellor  EWHC126 (Admin)
A man who lied about being in a vehicle when it was hit by a forklift truck was sentenced by Croydon Crown Court to 12 months imprisonment yesterday.
Reasonable expectation of privacy for those under police investigation This article notes the recent Court of Appeal decision in ZXC v Bloomberg LP  EWCA Civ 611 and the Court’s finding that the starting point is that suspects under investigation, pre-charge, have a reasonable expectation of privacy. The facts: The case concerned an article published […]
Park Square Barristers are pleased to announce that the Lord Chief Justice of England and wales, the Right Honourable Lord Burnett of Maldon, has appointed Simon Clegg and William Lindsay to the position of Deputy District Judge on the North Eastern Circuit. Simon and William will commence sitting later this year and both will continue […]
Professional Regulation – Case Comment: Caroline Reilly V Teaching Regulation Agency and Secretary of State for Education (2020) EWHC 1188 (Admin)
The appellant was the head teacher of a primary school in the West Midlands. She was dismissed from her post in July 2011 following disciplinary proceedings which arose in consequence of her failure to disclose the fact of her personal relationship with a man who had been convicted of offences involving the making and possessing […]
Statistical evidence shows to the contrary and that if you are BAME (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic) then you are up to 4 times more likely to die after contracting the Coronavirus, making it clear that this is far from a level playing field.
Thanks to all those who attended our Regulatory and Public law team’s panel discussion last night. Chris Moran chaired the discussion and addressed questions from the audience to the panel. We are delighted to have had over 75 participants with members of the audience from across the country from London to Hartlepool and from Liverpool […]