Case

Inquest in to the death of Prisoner A

13.09.19

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Inquests

Richard was instructed by the Ministry of Justice to represent a prison at which Prisoner A had died. Prisoner A had been on a drugs detoxification ward and prescribed methadone. There was conflicting evidence as to whether his death had been caused by methadone, another drug obtained illicitly or both. There were issues about the extent of supervision of Prisoner A from both the prison and the healthcare provider during night state.

The jury’s conclusion was that Prisoner A died from multi-drugs toxicity. It noted that the process of physical monitoring had been inadequate, without referring specifically to either the prison or healthcare


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Richard Boyle

Richard Boyle
Year of Call: 2012


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