Jervis on Coroners is the authority on coroners’ law and practice. It is the most comprehensive guide on this legal system, taking you step-by-step through the procedure and practice before, during and after a coroner’s investigation or inquest.
Every aspect is covered, from the basic principles to more complex issues of homicide, disasters, prescribed diseases and notifiable accidents. The commentary is updated by Paul Matthews and an expert team of coroners and barristers and is complemented with appendices of useful legislation, materials and forms.
This new edition has been comprehensively revised with:
- Expanded commentary on medical certificates of the cause of death
- Updates to the sections on unnatural death, with reference to particular medical conditions
- The section on data protection has been rewritten
- Inclusion of a new section on the implications of gender identity
- Updated commentary on the treatment of witnesses at inquests, coronial practice in homicide cases and the treatment of transport accidents
It also analyses the latest and most significant case law and legislative updates including:
- R (Maguire) v West Yorkshire Assistant Coroner  EWCA Civ 6
- R (Hopkins) v Swansea and Neath Port Talbot Coroner  EWHC 686 (Admin)
- R (Parkinson) v Kent Senior Coroner  4 WLR 106
- R (Worthington) v Cumbria Coroner  EWHC 3386 (Admin)
- Coroner for the Birmingham Inquests (1974) v Hambleton  1 WLR 3417, CA
- R (Adath Yisroel Burial Society) v Inner North London Coroner  QB 251, CA
- Re McQuillan’s Application  NICA 13
- R (Maughan) v Oxfordshire Coroner  EWCA Civ 809
- Data Protection Act 2018
- Notification of Deaths Regulations 2019
With a logical structure and all-angles approach, Jervis on Coroners is essential reading for anyone involved in this legal system including coroners, solicitors and barristers, local government officials and medical examiners.
- The leading authority on coronial law and its practice in relation to coroner inquests and investigations.
- Brings together all the relevant materials and legislation, procedure, rules and practice in a single volume, offering complete guidance on this important part of the legal system.
- Provides detailed commentary on investigations addressing issues of information and publicity, beginning an investigation, their scope and the four statutory questions: who, when, where and how?
- Examines coroners’ powers before an inquest with coverage of inquest procedure, the preliminaries and determination and findings.
- Looks at special cases such as homicide, notifiable accidents, prescribed diseases, treasure, and major disasters.
- Deals with post-inquest matters including general duties, fees, appeals and further proceedings.
- Covers the basic principles of the office of coroner and their territorial jurisdiction.
- Additional analysis of the international dimension of coroners and human rights.
- Accompanied with useful appendices of legislation, forms, and precedents.