The Supreme Court decided that an unlawful killing conclusion in inquests should be at the civil and not the criminal standard.
The Chief Coroner intervened in the appeal. The Supreme Court majority was 3:2. The High Court and Court of Appeal previously considered that a conclusion of suicide should be at the civil standard, which was upheld by the Supreme Court. Dr Anton van Dellen sits as an Assistant Coroner in West London.
Barrister on this case – Dr Anton van Dellen
Dr Anton van Dellen has experience in a wide range of defamation proceedings, ranging from pre-action advice to fully contested High Court claims and appeals up to the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. He also has sound experience in bringing Judicial Reviews and appeals against a wide range of public authorities, challenging decisions for being unlawful, irrational and/or failing to follow published guidance. High Net Worth clients are represented by Dr Anton van Dellen in a range of litigation involving disputes over assets.