INQUEST supports legal challenge to the guidance on Inquest funding

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published: 5 February 2015

At a hearing for permission for Judicial Review on 2nd October 2014, Joanna Letts was granted permission to pursue her challenge that the Lord Chancellor’s Guidance on Inquest funding is flawed and unlawful. 

The full hearing [took place] on 5th February.  The Equality and Human Rights Commission has been granted permission to Intervene in the case due to its importance.

The Facts

Joanna Letts, is a single mother, with four young children and she lives in Lambeth. Her brother, Christopher Letts was aged 29 when on 19.8.2013 he threw himself under a train at Tooting Bec station whilst mentally unwell.

Christopher had been sent by the South London and Maudsley Hospital to a private hospital, the Cygnet in Kewstoke on 12th August 2013 due to a shortage of beds locally.

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