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Daniel Frier represented British Transport Police (instructed by Weightmans Solicitors) in an inquest to establish the circumstances of the death of Matthew Caseby.
Matthew was found deceased on a railway track in Birmingham, he had been struck by a train after absconding from the Priory Woodbourne Hospital in Birmingham where he was detained under the Mental Health Act. After almost three weeks of evidence and deliberations a jury returned a verdict which included a finding that neglect on the part of the Priory contributed to Matthew’s death.
No causative findings were made against British Transport Police.
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Ben Hargreaves explores the inherent challenges in the admissibility of sexual history in sex cases. Section 41 of the Youth…
An analysis of the law on fitness to plead and stand trial in the magistrates’ courts: Silas Lee reviews the…
Silas Lee, pupil barrister, reviews the statutory regime on witness anonymity. Anonymous witness orders are most commonly sought by the…
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