R (P) v HM Coroner for the District of Avon [2009] EWCA Civ 1367

In this inquest to which Article 2 applied (suicide in prison) the Deputy Coroner misdirected the jury because she did not properly explain to them that, if they returned a verdict of suicide or accident, they could also append a narrative about the circumstances of the accident. However, in the circumstances, the verdict was not quashed.


Judgment: 18 December 2009

Hearing: 23 November 2009

Before: LLJ Dyson, Maurice Kay, Rimer

Mr Hugh Southey and Ms Fiona Paterson (instructed by Birnberg Peirce & Ptnrs) for the Appellant

Mr Hugh Mercer QC (instructed by Bristol City Council) for the Respondent

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