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Family launch CrowdJustice campaign to challenge decision not to hold ‘article 2’ inquest

Alice Hardy

Posted by Alice Hardy | Partner
On 18th July 2019

The family of Susan Nicholson have today launched a CrowdJustice campaign to raise funds to challenge the Coroners decision not to hold an Article 2 inquest into her death.

On 17 April 2011 Susan Nicholson was murdered. Her killer was not convicted until 5 July 2017. At the same trial, he was convicted of killing another woman in 2006 in similar circumstances.

Susan’s family say they want an inquest to look thoroughly at whether the police could have prevented Susan’s death, so that this does not happen to other families.

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Joint Committee on Human Rights calls for national oversight body to prevent prison deaths

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On 3rd May 2017

Following a call by Parliament’s Joint Committee on Human Rights for a national oversight mechanism to ensure that lessons are learned from deaths in prisons, Clair Hilder reflects on the growing number of cases that demonstrate the failure of our current system to protect vulnerable prisoners.

Parliament’s Joint Committee on Human Rights (the JCHR) is currently carrying out an inquiry into mental health and deaths in prison, looking at three broad themes…

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A man wrongfully arrested whilst shopping in Waitrose has potential case against the police or the supermarket

Cormac McDonough

Posted by Cormac McDonough | Senior Associate
On 16th February 2017

The Guardian newspaper recently published an article about a man who was wrongfully arrested whilst shopping in Waitrose in Chesham, Buckinghamshire. A legal commentator quoted in the piece suggested the man had little possibility of legal redress but Cormac McDonough argues, he could have potentially brought a claim,

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Metropolitan Police Service criticised for failing London’s children

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On 18th January 2017

Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary Sir Thomas Windsor has said that; “protecting the vulnerable, particularly children is perhaps the most important job that police officers and staff undertake.” Yet, the Metropolitan Police Service, the largest police service in England and Wales, has severely failed vulnerable children, it has come to light in a recent, damning, report.

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