The fatal accident inquiry (FAI) into a fire that resulted in the deaths of two hotel guests begins this month at Paisley Sheriff Court. Richard Dyson, 38, and Simon Midgley, 32, lost their lives in the blaze at Cameron House Hotel in December 2017.
Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP has written to Justice Secretary Keith Brown to call for three key changes which should be introduced when improving the current handling of deaths in custody and to take the Scottish government to task over its claim that “real
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
Solicitor General Ruth Charteris QC has apologised for the delays in the investigation into the suicide in custody of Katie Allan, her family have said. Ms Charteris met the family of Ms Allan in Glasgow yesterday.
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.
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
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
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
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.