Preventing Future Deaths: Lugh Baker and David Hemmings

What is a Prevention of Future Deaths report? Coroners have a duty to take action, when they become aware of circumstances during the course of their investigation that they consider creates a risk of deaths occurring. The duty is quite broad and is not restricted to matters revealed in evidence at the inquest. Paragraph 7 […]

Shane West’s Inquest

Monday and Tuesday this week Assistant Coroner for Swansea, Aled Gruffydd, heard evidence in the inquest touching on the death of Shane West. He concluded the inquest yesterday, and stated his intention to issue a Prevention of Future Death Report to reflect what the court had heard over the past few days. I haven’t had […]

Family statement following conclusion of Peter Seaby’s inquest

On Monday 23 August 2021 the jury in the inquest touching on the death of Peter Seaby retired. The Coroner had summed the evidence up for them and concluded that the only legally safe and just conclusions that they could reach would be a short form conclusion of natural causes, or a short factual narrative. […]

Peter Seaby hated carrots

Peter was born in 1954 in London, the youngest of four children following Richard, Karen and Mick. His older brother, Mick described to me how his Mum was stressed out when she found out Peter had Downs Syndrome, but his Dad smothered him with love and always said he’s going to be alright. Peter’s mother […]

Gaia Pope’s 2nd Pre Inquest Review Hearing #JusticeforGaia

Early Tuesday morning I set off from Torquay to travel to Bournemouth Coroner’s Court. It’s a beautiful drive, albeit a tedious one at times, the A35 isn’t really built for heavy traffic. If you’re in a hurry forget it, the splashes of dual carriageway that dot it are always a few miles away when you […]