Coroners (Amendment) Rules 1999
These rules were made on 9 December 1999, and came into force on 1 January
2000. They amend the Coroners Rules 1984
in three ways. The most important of these is to provide procedurally
for the resumption (after compulsory adjournment, under s 17A of the Coroners
Act 1988) of an inquest in cases where a judge has been appointed to
chair a public inquiry into the causes of a disaster in which persons have died.
The second is to extend rights of audience to all authorised advocates under
s 119(1) of the Courts and Legal Services Act 1990. In practice
this will permit suitably qualified Fellows of the Institute
of Legal Executives to represent clients before coroners' courts.
Thirdly, a number of references in the 1984 Rules
to obsolete legislation have been brought up to date. These amending rules
are the subject of a Home Office Circular,
No 59 of 1999, dated 22 December 1999.
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