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SAD Cases in the Coroners’ Courts

Author: 
Rebecca Money-Kyrle, Sonia Macleod, and Andrew Money-Kyrle
Publication date: 
Wed, 14 Jan 2015

A report of a conference to explore legal and medical aspects of coroners’ inquests into sudden adult deaths.
 
The report presents the views of a number of leading medical and legal experts on the complex evidential issues arising at inquests into sudden adult deaths. Participants include Michael Burgess OBE (HM Coroner of the Royal Household and Legal Secretary of the Coroners’ Society of England & Wales) and Professor Hugh Watkins (an expert in molecular genetics and molecular biology of heart muscle disease).