Coroners and Justice Act 2009

Coroners and Justice Act 2009

A law established in 2009 which aims to deliver more effective, transparent and responsive justice and coroner services for victims, witnesses, bereaved families and the wider public.
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And the Minister replied that the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 requires a senior coroner, area coroner or assistant coroner "to vacate office on reaching 70".
Asmelash's barrister, Neil Davey QC, argued that Asmelash should not have been disaqualified from running the defence - which was introduced by the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 to replace the old defence of provocation - just because he was drunk.
The Coroners and Justice Act 2009, which came in to effect in 2010, replaced the murder defence of provocation with a new partial defence of "loss of control", but exempted sexual infidelity as a reason for such a loss.