The Right to Life

As far as I can tell, the tragic death of 60yr old Mr Michael Thompson in March 2016 was not widely covered by the media.  An inquest in Southwark in 2017 returned a verdict that Mr Thompson had died an accidental death after he set fire to his own property whilst in mental health crisis […]

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Musings on the MCA

The Mental Capacity Act continues to consume a number of the queries I receive.  The point of this post is not to repeat the content of those I’ve already written, but to highlight the main problems which end up my focus as the questions keep coming.  You can read previous posts I’ve written in the […]

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Using PFD Reports

We’ve started the new year with some familiar messages – more preventing future death reports (PFDs) from UK coroners after someone tragically lost their life in circumstances which gave rise to fears that aspects could be repeated and lead to future tragedy. PFDs are statutory notices, something the Coroner issues to an agency who may control […]

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