*R (on the application of Adath Yisroel Burial Society and another) v HM Senior Coroner for Inner North London

Coroner – Policy. The defendant coroner's policy that no death would be prioritised in any way over any other because of the religion of the deceased or family, either by the coroner's officers or coroners, was unlawful and would be quashed. The Divisional Court, in allowing the claimants' application for judicial review, held that the coroner had fettered her discretion, the policy was irrational, breached arts 9 and 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights and was contrary to s 19 of the Equality Act 2010.

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