Coroner makes critical recommendations for SERCO, Metropolitan Police Service and the Forensic Medical Examiner in her report to prevent future deaths, following the inquest into the death of Sivaraj Tharmalingam at Thames Magistrates Court. The Inquest into the death of Mr Tharmalingham, that concluded on Friday...

Summary: This is a link to the key 8 paragraphs of the Coroner’s ruling. Explanation of the ruling The Coroner found that the circumstances of Elliott becoming redundant are to be investigated. . The Coroner has recognised the link between the redundancy letter and an incident on 12...

The Coroner today ruled that the Inquest into the death of Elliott Johnson will inquire into the circumstances in which Elliott lost his job. These included the incident of 12 August and Elliott’s complaint about it to the Conservative Party Headquarters. Elliott’s complaint was that he...

The Coroner has said he wishes to hear a tape mentioned by Donal Blaney. Mr Johnson has said he did too as he had not heard it. Donal Blaney now tells us that he believes the Coroner was referring to a tape made of a meeting between...

Pre Inquest Hearing Bedfordshire and Luton Coroners Court March 2 2016 At the hearing Heather Williams QC, instructed by DPG, argued that the Coroner should investigate the events in the last few weeks leading up to Elliott’s death on September 15 2015 – focusing on the bullying...

Four DPG clients are today facing a secret trial in Abu Dhabi Supreme Federal Court. They have instructed Geoffrey Robertson QC to prepare an Opinion . It finds that their treatment of 4 businessmen breaches international law. Salim Alaradi, a dual Canadian and Libyan nationality was...

Deighton Pierce Glynn are representing Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) in filing a complaint with the Swiss Government’s National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines in respect of FIFA’s failure to investigate evidence of complicity of FIFA members including the candidate...

The High Court handed down judgment today finding that the ban on civil partnerships for opposite-sex couples is lawful but the campaign continues as MPs call for a political solution to the inequality. Permission has already been granted for an appeal to proceed. At the trial last...