CQC Review of Investigations into Deaths in NHS Trusts 2016

This Care Quality Commission Review examines how NHS trusts identify, investigate and learn from the deaths of people who are under their care.

  • INQUEST Submission October 2016
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  • INQUEST Family Listening Day Report October 2016
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Post-implementation Review of the Coroner Reforms in the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 

This Ministry of Justice review analyses whether the coroner reforms are operating as planned and whether there have been any unintended consequences. INQUESTs response acknowledges the positive advances, such as the appointment of the Chief Coroner, but also draws attention to other changes necessary to ensure the coronial system is fair, effective and one that prompts institutional learning.

  • INQUEST Response to the Consultation December 2015
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Mental Capacity and the Deprivation of Liberty 2015

The Law Commission reviews the Mental Capacity Act and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS). The consultation paper contains provisional proposals for the reform of the law.

  • INQUEST and INQUEST Lawyers’ Group Response to the Consultation November 2015
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Health and Social Care in Prisons and Young Offender Institutions, and Health Care in Immigration Removal Centres 2015

This Care Quality Commission report investigates healthcare regulation in secure settings

  • INQUEST Submission March 2015
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The Impact of INQUEST's Service on Families' Experiences: An Analysis 2010-2013

This INQUEST report analyses the impact of its service delivery over the previous three years. It examines whether INQUEST had achieved its objectives of improving bereaved family members’ understanding of their rights, where to access quality advice and support and increased ability to participate in the inquest and investigation system.

  • INQUEST Report December 2013
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Transforming Legal Aid: Delivering a More Credible and Efficient System 2013

Consultation produced by the Ministry of Justice setting out the Government's proposals for further reforms to reduce the cost the legal aid system in England and Wales. 

  • INQUEST and INQUEST Lawyers Response June 2013
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  • INQUEST Briefing for Parliamentary Debate July 2013
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CPS Right to Review Consultation 2013

This consultation explores out how victims can give effect to their right to seek a review of certain decisions taken by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). 

  • INQUEST Submission September 2013
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Independent Police Complaints Commission Review: Cases Involving a Death 2013

A review established by the Independent Police Complaints Commission to engage with all of those who have experience of the IPCC's work investigating deaths, including their critics, to increase public confidence in this important area of the IPCC's work.

  • INQUEST Response Form February 2013
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Independent Police Complaints Commission: Sean Rigg External Review 2013

The review, conducted by Dr Silvia Casale with the support of James Lewis QC and Martin Corfe, focuses on ways to improve the system and the IPCC’s work by learning from the past in order to prevent a recurrence of what tragically happened to Mr Rigg.

  • INQUEST Submission February 2013
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Judicial Review: Proposals to Reform 2012

This Ministry of Justice paper which sets out proposals for reform, and seeks views on three areas: the time limit for bringing proceedings; applying for permission to bring a claim; and fees for Judicial Review proceedings.

  • INQUEST Response January 2013
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Inquiry into the Independent Police Complaints Commission 2013

Home Affairs Committee Inquiry into the IPCC finds that the Commission is overloaded with appeal cases; serious cases involving police corruption or misconduct are left under-investigated, while the Commission devotes resources to less serious complaints; and public trust continues to be undermined by the IPCC’s dependence on former officers and the investigative resources of police forces.

  • Examination of Witnesses, Deborah Coles and Marcia Rigg (see evidence 15) January 2013
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  • INQUEST Submission July 2012
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Inadmissibility of Intercept Evidence at Inquests 2012 

Backbench Business Committee debate introduced by David Lammy MP 18th October 2012.

  • INQUEST Briefing for Backbench Debate October 2012
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Coroners and Justice Act 2009

Briefings on the Criminal Justice Bill (CJB) and the implementation of the Act. 

  • FAQs on Coronial Reform November 2011
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  • INQUEST & Royal British Legion Briefing on Amendments to Public Bodies Bill - House of Commons November 2011
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  • Response to Consultation Paper CP 5/2011 'The Draft Charter for the Current Coroner Service' August 2011
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  • Briefing on Inquest Delays and Coronial Reform - House of Lords July 2011
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  • INQUEST Response to the Green Paper on Legal Aid February 2011
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  • INQUEST Briefing on the Public Bodies Bill 2010 on Proposals to Abolish the post of Chief Coroner - Committee Stage House of Lords November 2010
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  • INQUEST Briefing on the Public Bodies Bill 2010 on Proposals to Abolish the post of Chief Coroner - Second Reading House of Lords November 2010
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  • INQUEST, Liberty & JUSTICE Joint Briefing Considering Amendments to CJB on Secret Inquiries - House of Commons & House of Lords November 2009
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  • INQUEST Briefing and Suggested Amendments to CJB - Report Stage House of Lords October 2009
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  • INQUEST, Liberty and JUSTICE Joint Proposed Amendments to CJB on the Admissibility of Intercept Evidence - Report Stage House of Lords October 2009
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  • INQUEST Briefing on the Coroners and Justice Bill - Committee Stage House of Lords June 2009
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  • INQUEST Joint Draft Proposed Amendments to CJB on the Admissibility of Intercept Evidence & the Relationship Between Inquests & Public Inquiries May 2009
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  • INQUEST Briefing on the CJB 2009 - Second Reading House of Lords 15 May 2009
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  • INQUEST Briefing on the CJB 2009 - Second Reading House of Lords 5 May 2009
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  • INQUEST, Liberty & JUSTICE Joint Briefing on Clauses 11-12 of the CJB April 2009
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  • INQUEST Briefing on the CJB - Third Reading and Report for House of Commons March 2009
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  • INQUEST Briefing on the CJB February 2009
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Counter Terrorism Act 2008

Briefings on the Counter Terrorism Bill (CTB). INQUEST urges peers to support moves to introduce a new clause into the CTB to amend the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2005 (RIPA). This amendment is necessary for the inquest into the police shooting of Azelle Rodney (April 2005) to take place.

  • INQUEST Briefing on Amending RIPA for the CTB - House of Commons November 2008
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  • INQUEST Briefing on CTB - Committee Stage House of Lords October 2008
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  • INQUEST Briefing on Amending RIPA for Report Stage of CTB November 2008
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  • INQUEST Briefing on CTB Committee Stage - House of Commons April 2008
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  • INQUEST Briefing on Proposals for 'Secret' Inquests in the CTB April 2008
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Coroners and Death Certification Bill 2008

This Bill proposes to deliver an improved system of death investigation for families so that they can be assured that the cause of death of their relative has been properly established and that, where possible, lessons can be learned to prevent future deaths. 

  • INQUEST Briefing on the Need for a Coroners and Death Certification Bill November 2008
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  • INQUEST Briefing on Coroners Reform June 2008
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Independent Police Complaints Commission Stock Take Consultation 'Building on Experiences' 2008

The report checks how well the system is delivering against the original aspirations, whether those aspirations are still appropriate in the current environment and to continue to improve the system based on evidence and learning from the last four years operation.

  • INQUEST Response October 2008 
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Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007

Companies and organisations can be found guilty of corporate manslaughter as a result of serious management failures resulting in a gross breach of a duty of care under this new legislation.

  • INQUEST Policy Briefing January 2007
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Stephen Lawrence Inquiry 1998

This inquiry focuses on the deaths of black and minority ethnic people in custody. INQUEST's submission examines the main issues around Stephen's death and looks at the investigative process, policy development and racially-motivated crimes.

  • INQUEST Submission 1998
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Prison Inspectorate's Thematic Review on Suicides and Self-Harm in Prison 1999

This thematic review, by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Prisons for England and Wales, explores how to best assist and support; prisoners who may be at risk of self-harm and suicide; the next of kin of prisoners who appear to have committed suicide; and staff and prisoners affected by the above.

  • INQUEST Submission 1998
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