Independent coroners are like lay magistrates, a corner stone of our justice system and one the last government did it’s best to demolish.

I am delighted to see the decision of the former government is being reversed and “The first chief coroner of England and Wales – tasked with setting new guidelines for coroners – will be appointed later.”

Let us hope the government reverse the awful damage done to the magistrate courts under the last government and save the public purse some £2.7 billion pounds (see the report by James Brodie QC for more on that awful mess)!

Source: Chief coroner of England and Wales to be appointed – BBC News