New South Wales Court of Appeal - Decisions of Interest Search - Area of law: Coroners


  1. 09/12/2013
    Coroners: inquests and inquiries; Coroners Act 2009 (NSW) ss 58 and 61; power to require a witness to give evidence over objection, subject to issue of certificate conferring use immunity; Coroner satisfied that "interests of justice" required witness to give evidence; judicial review of Coroner’s decision to require evidence to be given over objection; meaning of "interests of justice"; no judicially reviewable error shown; consideration whether "global" objection consistent with provisions authorising objection to "particular evidence" or evidence on a "particular matter"
    Rich v Attorney General of New South Wales & Ors  [2013] NSWCA 419
  2. 28/09/2011
    Coroners: Inquest into death; jurisdiction of coroners; application to Supreme Court to require an inquest to be held; whether "manner and cause" of death have not been sufficiently disclosed; relevance of events preceding death to "manner and cause" of death - scope of "the interests of justice"
    Conway v Jerram, Magistrate and NSW State Coroner  [2011] NSWCA 319