R v West London Coroner, ex p Dallagio [1994]

Facts

  • Following a serious boating incident, many drowned and a coroner had been appointed to investigate further
  • At an initial press conference, the coroner described the victims’ families as ‘unhinged’

Issue

  • Could the coroner be removed from the investigation

Decision

  • Yes

Reasoning

  • Clear real danger of bias
RELATED CASE  Jackson v Stevenson [1879]

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