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Geoff Gray Inquest: Coroner returns a conclusion of ‘suicide’

By Rebecca de Hoest The long-running second inquest into the death of Private Geoff Gray at Deepcut Barracks ended yesterday when HH Peter Rook QC[1] returned a conclusion of suicide. Geoff was only 17 years old when he was found dead from gunshot wounds in the grounds of the Officers’ Mess at approximately 01.10 hours […]

Webinar: Manage DSAR challenges through workflow optimisation and automation

When: June 25, 2019 | 4pm London/BST When the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect on 25 May 2018, it eliminated the cost barrier for an individual to submit a Data Subject Access Request (DSAR), potentially increasing the burden on organisations required to provide the results, and all in a tighter timeline. This […]

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Date: Wednesday 10th JulyTime: 8.30 – 10.00amVenue: Cafe CentroThe use of automation and self-service applications is becoming a popular choice for legal departments today but how do you go about implementing these tools in your organisation? Where do you begin and what should the process look like? Join Neota Logic and your peers for an informative breakfast roundtable session at Hawksmoor where you […]

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Geoff Gray Inquest: PFD report directed at the Chief Coroner

In what must be a coronial first an assistant coroner has issued a ‘PFD report’ directed at the Chief Coroner suggesting he may be able to take action himself to prevent future deaths by issuing guidance to coroners regarding post-mortem investigations after shooting cases. On 20 June 2019 HH Peter Rook QC concluded the second […]

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