THE DEFINITIVE WORK ON CORONERS’ LAW AND PRACTICE
Jervis on Coroners is the definitive work on coroners’ law and practice. It offers complete guidance on the legal system influenced by diverse government bodies, local authorities, the police, the Home Office, the Department of Health and the Ministry of Justice.
Jervis takes you step by step through the legal principles, procedure and practice that are involved before, during and after a coroner’s investigation or an inquest. Every aspect is covered, from basic practice and procedure through to the more complex areas of homicide, notifiable accidents and prescribed diseases, treasure, and disasters.
Author Paul Matthews’s in-depth knowledge and expertise ensures that this vast and complex area of the law is clear and understandable. The text is enhanced by comprehensive annotation, detailed footnotes and helpful advice, including suggestions for further reading.
- Brings together all the relevant materials and legislation, procedure, rules and practice in one comprehensive product
- Offers complete guidance on this increasingly important part of the legal system
- Follows a logical structure
- Covers every angle in depth
- Recommended reading for coroners, practising solicitors and barristers, local government officials, medical examiners and police.
- Useful mini contents list at the beginning of each chapter to assist with navigation
- Provides reader with extensive knowledge of all aspects of coroners’ work
The new edition:
Takes into account the repeal of the old Coroners Act 1988 and Coroners Rules 1984, and the coming into force of:
the Coroners and Justice Act 2009, Part I, and the accompanying secondary legislation
the Coroners (Inquests) Rules 2013
the Coroners (Investigations) Regulations 2013
the Coroners Allowances Fees and Expenses Regulations Rules 2013
all the transitional and transitory provisions
Fully digests the abundant caselaw available as of 1 May 2014, and adds further reference to new material as at July 2014
Contains updated Appendices of relevant statutory material and forms and precedents
Includes new chapters on Medical Examiners, Territorial Jurisdiction, Scope of the Investigation and Publicity and Information
Provides a new Appendix containing useful website addresses
Includes broader insight of the ECHR and its impact on coroners in the Human Rights chapter
Contains expanded treatment of Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Isle of Man, Hong Kong. Jersey, France, Germany as well as new sections on Gibraltar, Guernsey, Malta, Poland in the Comparative Law chapter
Paul Matthews, B.C.L. (Oxon), LL.D. (Lond.) is a Solicitor Advocate (Higher Courts: Civil) at Withers LLP and is HM Senior Coroner for the City of London. He is also a part-time Professor at Kings College, London, a county court recorder and a deputy chancery master. He has written for Sweet and Maxwell for many years in both Jervis on Coroners and Matthews and Malek on Disclosure.
Consultant editors: (1) Selena Lynch, HM Senior Coroner for South London, (2) Michael Burgess, former coroner for Surrey and the Royal Household and secretary of the Coroners’ Society, and now assistant coroner for Surrey Berkshire West Sussex and Norfolk, and (3) Roy Palmer, former senior coroner for South London and now assistant coroner for the City of London.