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The fatal accident inquiry (FAI) into a fire that resulted in the deaths of two hotel guests will begin on 15 August at Paisley Sheriff Court. Richard Dyson, 38, and Simon Midgley, 32, lost their lives in the blaze at Cameron House Hotel in December 2017.

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There will be no fatal accident inquiry into the death of a 34-year-old woman at an Edinburgh hospital in December 2018. Amanda Cox is believed to have collapsed in a stairwell at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary while looking for painkillers days after having given birth.

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The Crown Office will not conduct a fatal accident inquiry (FAI) into the deaths of three people in Loch Lomond last summer. Edina Olahova, 29, her son Raza Haris Ali, 9, and friend Mohammad Asim Raza, 39, all drowned on July 24.

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Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur has revealed the longest outstanding waits for fatal accident inquiries in Scotland now run to almost a decade and branded such inquiries “next to useless and an insult to families”. The party are now calling for the Scottish g

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A fatal accident inquiry is to be held into the deaths of Lamara Bell and John Yuill more than six years after they died in an accident on the M9. The announcement follows the news that a £1 million payout has been made to the family of Lamara Bell by Police Scotland.

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The research into fatal accident inquiries, (SLN, 15 September) for me, reads rather strangely. The researchers looked at approximately 200 cases of deaths in prison, but because in only 10 per cent of these was any recommendation made, they suggest that the system is flawed. It is not clear whether

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Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP has demanded the Scottish government respond to research stating that no recommendations to improve practice are made in nine out of 10 fatal accident inquiries into deaths in prison. Sheriffs made no recommendations for improvement in

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A fatal accident inquiry (FAI) will be held into a hotel fire that resulted in the deaths of two guests after the Crown Office made a U-turn on its earlier decision not to hold an investigation. Richard Dyson and Simon Midgley lost their lives in a fire at Cameron House Hotel in December 2017.

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The Scottish Liberal Democrats have pressed the First Minister over the proposed splitting of the Lord Advocate's role. Justice spokesperson Liam McArthur also mentioned removing the administration of fatal accident inquiries from the Crown Office in order to end the series of “scandalous&rdqu

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Following an investigation and criminal prosecution leading to the conviction of two parties, Crown counsel, on behalf of the Lord Advocate, have decided not to hold a fatal accident inquiry into the deaths of Richard Dyson and Simon Midgley at Cameron House Hotel in December 2017. The multi-agency

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Responsibility for the fatal accident inquiry (FAI) system would be removed from the Crown Office under new proposals from the Scottish Liberal Democrats. The FAI system has been plagued by delays, with investigations taking up to a decade to complete. The party commits to overhauling the "broken sy

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A fatal accident inquiry (FAI) is to be held into the deaths of three fishermen who died in 2016 after their boat sank in the Outer Hebrides. Martin Johnstone, 29, Chris Morrison, 27, and skipper Paul Alliston, 42, were asleep when creel vessel Louisa began taking on water while at anchor.

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The death of a sheep farmer has led to calls for safety helmets to be worn when riding quad bikes. Iain MacNicol, 76, was involved in an accident in 2018 on his family farm when he was rounding up sheep.

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The Crown Office has apologised for taking a decade to complete an inquiry into the death of a seaman. Stanislaw Bania, 58, an able seaman, died from “cold water immersion” after he fell into the Clyde from a ship that was unloading at King George V Docks in 2010.

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