David Pojur successfully defends Coroner in High Court JR before Chief Coroner
The Divisional Court refused an application for judicial review of the Coroner’s conclusion in a case concerning medical treatment of a young woman suffering with her mental health.
The Claim concerned:
- Threshold for Causation
- Standard for Causation
- Irrationality of rejection of expert evidence
- Court breaching Art. 2 obligation
- Failure to find Neglect.
The hearing took place in person just before the Covid19 restrictions.
Griffiths J giving the judgment of the Court presided over by Dingemans LJ sitting with the Chief Coroner, rejected all four pleaded grounds and refused a renewal of a fifth ground. The judgment is available here.
This was a complex case of fact and law where the Coroner’s Decision and Record of Inquest were upheld in full.
David Pojur acts for a variety of Interested Persons at Inquests and sits as an Assistant Coroner.