Foreword by the Hon Justice Michael WigneyPrefaceAbout the AuthorsTable of CasesTable of Statutes 1. Introduction 2. Basic Issues for Coroners 3. The Bereaved and Their Grief 4. Autopsies and Objections to Autopsy 5. Inquests 6. Mistakes, Accidents, Systems Failures and Countermeasures 7. Notes on Common Types of Coronial Cases 8. Aspects of Advocacy in the Coronial Jurisdiction Select Guide to Resources Appendix A: A Glossary of Terms Commonly Used in Post Mortem Reports Appendix B: Sample of Coroner's Introductory Remarks at Inquest Appendix C: Sample of Coroner's Warning to a `Person of Interest' Concerning Privilege against Self-incrimination Appendix D: Sample Precedent for Written Findings Appendix E: Sample Inquest Findings Appendix F: Sample Letter to Police Commending Investigator Appendix G: Sample Letter to Parents of a Child who has Died of a Drug Overdose Appendix H: Sample Letter of Condolence to Parents of Children who Commit Suicide Index
Hugh Dillon is a Deputy State Coroner and Magistrate in NSW. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor the UNSW Law School. Marie Hadley is an admitted lawyer and PhD candidate in law at the University of New South Wales.