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28 October 2015 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Inquests: Post mortem examination

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I have written previously about the circumstances in which a Coroner should open an Inquest following a death, and also the purpose of Pre-Inquest Review hearings. This blog considers the role of the post-mortem in the context of a Coroner’s inquiry.

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Inquests: Pre-inquest review (PIR) hearings

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Ali Cloak considers pre-inquest review hearings – when and why they are held, and the benefits of such hearings when preparing for an inquest.

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2 October 2015 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, News

Inquest jury concludes police taser is most likely cause of death

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An inquest into the death of a Plymouth man has concluded that a Taser fired by a police officer was the most probable cause of a fire which killed him.

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6 August 2015 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

When should a coroner hold an inquest into a death?

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In certain circumstances, a coroner will hold an inquest into the circumstances giving rise to a death. In this blog, Ali Cloak from our Inquests team considers when a coroner ought to open an inquest and what the initial process entails.

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27 October 2014 0 Comments Posted in Featured, News, News, Events & Opinion

Withy King specialist wins Bath Solicitor of the Year

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A clinical negligence specialist has won the Bath Solicitor of the Year award at a ceremony in Bristol attended by over 300 law firm representatives and committee dignitaries. Ali Cloak, a solicitor in the Medical Negligence team at Withy King, won …

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8 August 2014 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Inquests: Key questions answered

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Ali Cloak, a specialist who works with families in inquest proceedings, answers some of the key questions she receives from those seeking an inquest.

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1 July 2014 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence

July 2014: Group B Strep Awareness Month

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Ali Cloak, solicitor in our Clinical Negligence team, explains why more needs to be done to reduce the number of babies being severely harmed or dying from GBS infection.

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14 March 2014 0 Comments Posted in Life, Medical Negligence

High Court case stresses the importance of Pre-Inquest Review hearings

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In the recent case of Brown v HM Coroner for Norfolk the Chief Coroner, HHJ Thornton QC gave some much needed guidance on Pre-Inquest Review hearings, which will hopefully ensure consistency across the country for bereaved families.

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30 October 2012 0 Comments Posted in News

Bristol JLD Ball a success

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The Bristol Junior Lawyers Division’s annual charitable ball in May raised £2856.91 for their charity of the year, the Alzheimer’s Society. Ball organiser, Ali Batchelor (Withy King LLP), was thrilled with the outcome: “It’s a great amount to be raised …

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