Category Archives: Inquests

The Azelle Rodney inquiry and Article 2

Leslie Thomas considers the recent Azelle Rodney inquiry and the impact on matters relating to Article 2. The full inquiry report into Azelle Rodney’s death has been released and is available to download here. Sir Christopher Holland essentially finds that … Continue reading

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Inside the Sean Rigg Inquest

Eight months on from the inquest into the death in police custody of Sean Rigg, Leslie Thomas gives an inside account of the case and why it is that he has dedicated much of his career to inquest work. Writing … Continue reading

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Leslie Thomas

Leslie Thomas features in the latest issue of Black Mental Health UK’s The Soloution magazine. The latest edition includes a feature on the Leslie’s legal career which has included historic cases such as the case of Wayne Douglas and the case of Ibrahim Sey. Describing his … Continue reading

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The Sad Case of the Kua Family

Deirdre Malone on an inquest into the tragic deaths of family members killed in a house fire, and the lessons to be learned. For three days between 22nd and 24th October 2012, the Coroner for the Northern District of Greater … Continue reading

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The Sean Rigg Inquest: Failures and Lessons Learnt

Yesterday’s narrative verdict in the Sean Rigg inquest revealed devastating failings by the police, mental health services, and the IPCC. Leslie Thomas reflects on the case and asks when will lessons be learnt by those trusted with public confidence? Tom … Continue reading

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