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R (Annette Hay) v HM Coroner for Lincolnshire

Authors / Contributors: Bridget Dolan , Debra Powell
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R (Annette Hay) v HM Coroner for Lincolnshire
   
Issue: Issue: Whether the coroner was obliged to disclose a list of witnesses before the inquest; whether and to what extent cross-examination should be permitted of witnesses claiming privilege against self-incrimination; whether evidence of police interviews was admissible; whether the jury had been properly directed as to the meaning and availability of a verdict of accident in circumstances involving a deliberate but lawful act unforeseeably leading to death; whether an adjournment to allow further relevant witnesses to be called had been properly refused; whether costs should be awarded against the coroner.
   
Court: Divisional Court
   
Reference:   CO/2155/97 & CO/2210/98
   
Judge(s): Brooke LJ and Forbes J
   
Date: 19 February 1999