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Standard of proof required for verdict of suicide

P. &. I Clubs Law and Practice

Standard of proof required for verdict of suicide

R (on the application of Lagos) v HM Coroner for the City of London [2013] EWHC 423 (Admin)

If a coroner cannot be satisfied beyond reasonable doubt that a deceased person committed suicide, it is appropriate to record an open verdict, even though the coroner was aware that there was a likelihood that the deceased had taken his or her own life.

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