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R (Hair) v HM Coroner for Staffordshire and interested parties (1) Dr Logan (2) South Staffordshire PCT (3) Secretary of State for Justice

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R (Hair) v HM Coroner for Staffordshire and interested parties (1) Dr Logan (2) South Staffordshire PCT (3) Secretary of State for Justice
   
Issue: Whether a failure to call relevant witnesses and alleged inadequacies in the summing up were such that an inquest had not fulfilled the investigative obligation under Art 2 ECHR; whether the prohibition in r40 Coroners Rules 1984 on addressing the coroner or jury as to the facts was incompatible with Art 2 ECHR.
   
Court: Administrative Court
   
Reference:   CO/6673/2008
   
Neutral Citation:   [2010] EWHC 2580 (Admin)
   
Judge(s): HHJ Purle QC (sitting as a High Court Judge)
   
Date: 15 October 2010