Inquests and the relevance of presumptions and burdens of proof

The recent judgment in R (Bryan) v HM Assistant Coroner for Buckinghamshire provides guidance on the approach required at inquests when addressing the question of insanity in the context of a possible finding of unlawful killing. The case concerned the tragic death of a mother and her three-year-old daughter.

Bridget Dolan KC at Serjeants' Inn Chambers has written a blog on the decision teasing out the key messages which you can read here.


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