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27th Feb 2020Articles

The importance of giving reasons

R. (on the application of Lewis) v Senior Coroner for North West Kent [2020] 2 WLUK 180 This recent judicial review highlights the importance of a coroner providing reasons when a particular conclusion is not left to the jury. The deceased suffered from paranoid schizophrenia and was placed under psychiatric care. From 2016 she began […]

27th Feb 2020Articles

The poison pen letter

Soni v General Pharmaceutical Council [2020] EWHC 348 (Admin) Patient A attended a pharmacy, seeking the morning after pill. She alleged Mr Soni, an experienced pharmacist of many years, discussed the medication with her but then physically examined her breasts. Prior to the hearing it emerged that Patient A had instructed solicitors with a view […]

23rd Jan 2020Newsflash

Anonymity Before Charge: Important Changes

Gavin Irwin outlines the key provisions of the new Anonymity (Arrested Persons) Bill On 21 January 2020, the Anonymity (Arrested Persons) Bill had its first reading in the House of Lords.  The short, draft Bill contains 9 clauses. It is stated to be a Bill to prohibit the publication of certain information regarding persons who […]

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