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R (Pounder) (No 2) v HM Coroner for the North and South Districts of Durham and Darlington, and The Youth Justice Board, Serco Home Affairs Ltd and Lancashire County Council (interested parties)

Authors / Contributors: Bridget Dolan , Debra Powell
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R (Pounder) (No 2) v HM Coroner for the North and South Districts of Durham and Darlington, and The Youth Justice Board, Serco Home Affairs Ltd and Lancashire County Council (interested parties)
   
Issue: Whether, where a second inquest had been ordered to take place, a coroner should recuse himself from presiding over that inquest because of an appearance of bias; whether the coroner could be required to appoint an ad hoc deputy of a particular sort to preside over the second inquest.
   
Court: Administrative Court
   
Reference:   CO/5866/2009
   
Neutral Citation:   [2010] EWHC 328 (Admin)
   
Judge(s): Burnett J
   
Date: 23 February 2010