Case

R (Secretary of State for Justice) v HM Coroner for the Eastern District of West Yorkshire

2012

Practice Areas

InquestsPublic Law

Cases Citation

[2012] EWHC 1634 (Admin)

Cathryn McGahey represented the SSJ in a successful challenge to the Coroner’s decision to leave a verdict of unlawful killing to the jury, in circumstances in which a prisoner had taken his own life. This case remains the leading case on the issue of the test that a coroner should apply when deciding which conclusions to leave to a jury.


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Cathryn McGahey QC

Cathryn McGahey QC
Year of Call: 1990
Year of Silk: 2016