Flower v Coroner for the County of Devon, Plymouth, Torbay and South Devon

Coroner – Inquest. The Divisional Court held that it could not entertain the claimant's application for mandatory orders quashing the original inquest findings into her son's death and directing that a fresh inquest be conducted. Neither an inquest or an investigation had been 'held' within the meaning of s 13(1)(b) of the Coroners Act 1988 because neither process had been completed, but it would be open to the claimant to invite the coroner to reconsider his decision.

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