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R v HM Coroner for Swansea and Gower ex p Tristram

Authors / Contributors: Bridget Dolan , Debra Powell
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R v HM Coroner for Swansea and Gower ex p Tristram
   
Issue: Issue: Whether in the circumstances of a death in custody from an unrecognised drugs overdose a verdict of neglect should have been left to the jury; whether the coroner had misdirected the jury on the issue of neglect in circumstances where he had referred to “reasonable care” and had failed to refer to the issue of causation.
   
Court: Administrative Court
   
Reference:   CO/1432/98
   
Judge(s): Jackson J
   
Date: 7 October 1999