*R (on the application of Maughan) v Her Majesty's Senior Coroner for Oxfordshire (Chief Coroner of England and Wales intervening)

Coroner – Suicide. In cases of suicide, the standard of proof to be applied throughout at inquests, and including both short-form conclusions and narrative conclusions, was the civil standard of proof. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, in dismissing the claimant's appeal, held that, since that was how the coroner had instructed the jury as to the narrative conclusion which it might reach, the present challenge could not be accepted.

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