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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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Compass Chambers' Murdo Macleod QC and Emma Toner have discussed public inquiries and FAIs in the COVID-19 era for the stable's webinar series. They considered what COVID-19 inquiries might look like, what they could conclude and how they should be approached. For anyone who missed the webinar,

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Scotland's impotent fatal accident inquiry system has been condemned by families who have lost loved ones in tragic accidents, The Sunday Post reports. They spoke out following the announcement that it could take a year before any evidence is actually heard in an inquiry led by Lord Brodie into two

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Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has today marked half a decade since the tragic M9 crash in which John Yuill and Lamara Bell died, and criticised “glacial and agonising” delays which mean that a fatal accident inquiry (FAI) has still not taken place into the crash and the

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Stuart Munro of Livingstone Brown Solicitors responds to SLN's editorial on fatal accident inquiries held remotely. The delays involved in fatal accident inquiries are, in many cases, disgraceful. Bereaved families can struggle to move on with their lives while the circumstances of their loved one&r

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All too often our coverage of fatal accident inquiries in Scotland is centred upon their non-occurrence rather than the lessons to be learned from them. A freedom of information request made last year revealed that there were 127 outstanding FAIs at the time of the inquiry. There has yet to be one i

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The family of a woman who died in a helicopter crash off Shetland has expressed dismay that the fatal accident inquiry into the incident will be conducted by video conferencing technology, The Times reports. Alan Rodgers, a lawyer for the family, said at a video hearing that Sarah Darnley's relative

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Former justice secretary Kenny MacAskill has called for a prisoner release programme to be established by the Scottish government in light of the pandemic. Under the Coronavirus (Scotland) Act, only those convicted of sexual or terror offences or who pose a threat to an identified person will be req

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A sheriff has expressed anger over the “deplorable” seven year wait for a fatal accident inquiry into a North Sea helicopter disaster. Four offshore workers were killed when a Super Puma helicopter crashed on its approach to Sumburgh airport in Shetland in August 2013.

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The Lord Advocate, James Wolffe QC, writes on his desire to improve efficiencies in the Fatal Accident Inquiry system. An unexpected death can have a devastating impact on the bereaved, who have to confront not only the grief which follows the loss of a loved one but also questions about why the dea

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The fatal accident inquiry system is plagued by "unexplained delays" that “have the potential to devalue the purpose" of the system, according to a new report. The HM Chief Inspector of Prosecution’s review of the FAI regime found that three years on from the last thematic report, there

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Fatal accident inquiry delays are causing severe distress to families who have lost loved ones, one sheriff has said. Sheriff Christine McCrossan spoke out after an inquiry found that a suicidal prisoner could have been saved if staff had followed proper procedures when he was admitted to prison, Th

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