R (Annette Hay) v HM Coroner for Lincolnshire

Authors / Contributors: Bridget Dolan KC , Debra Powell KC
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