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New edition of Jervis on Coroners published

News & Judgments
31 January 2020

Jonathan Hough KC has joined the team of specialist editors of the recently published 14th edition of Jervis on Coroners.

Jervis is the leading authority on coroners’ law and practice and has been described by the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, The Lord Burnett of Maldon, as “the bible of the coronial jurisdiction”.

Jervis has been edited by Judge Matthews since 1986. It is the leading authority on coroners’ law and practice. The specialist editors of the new edition are:

  • Bridget Dolan QC, Serjeants’ Inn Chambers
  • Andrew Harris, HM Senior Coroner, London Inner South
  • Alison Hewitt, 5 Essex Court
  • Jonathan Hough QC, 4 New Square Chambers
  • Sean McGovern, HM Coroner for Warwickshire
  • Amy Street, Serjeants’ Inn Chambers
  • Sir Peter Thornton QC, former Chief Coroner of England and Wales
  • Fiona Wilcox, HM Senior Coroner for Inner West London
  • Can Yeginsu, 3 Verulam Buildings

This new edition of the work has been comprehensively revised with:

  • Expanded commentary on medical certificates of the cause of death
  • Updates to the sections on unnatural death, with reference to particular medical conditions
  • The section on data protection has been rewritten
  • Inclusion of a new section on the implications of gender identity
  • Updated commentary on the treatment of witnesses at inquests, coronial practice in homicide cases and the treatment of transport accidents

Jonathan Hough KC and Can Yeginsu are the editors of the chapters on the Territorial Jurisdiction of Coroners; Appeals (including judicial review), as well as Coroners and Human Rights.

Further information on the latest edition of Jervis can be found here.

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