Fresh inquests, expert evidence and costs

The decision in Davison v HM Coroner for Hertfordshire provides a wealth of useful reminders and lessons for everyone involved in seeking a fresh inquest. What is of interest in this case is that the independent expert evidence upon which the section 13 application was based was not obtained by the claimant, but the Attorney General.

The decision also has several other learning points on making a section 13 application for a fresh inquest, as Rachel Spearing of Serjeants’ Inn Chambers explains in her latest blog post: No costs awarded against a neutral coroner where new evidence had been obtained by the Attorney General.

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