R (Maguire) v HM Senior Coroner for Blackpool and Fylde


Part A of the University of London LSM examination relates entirely to the case of  R (on the application of Muriel Maguire) v Her Majesty’s Senior Coroner for Blackpool and Fylde [2019] EWHC 1232 (Admin) 

Part A carries 25% of the overall mark for the LSM examination and so how well you understand and can explain the decision will have a significant bearing on how well you do in the module.

In order to be eligible for these marks in the exam you will be required to write a case note and submit it via the VLE (dates will be published in Oct 2020).


About the recording:

This recorded lecture presentation provides a detailed analysis of the decision in R (Maguire) v HM Senior Coroner for Blackpool and Fylde and includes an explanation of the legal context. It is designed to help candidates prepare for the case note and the compulsory questions in part A  of the 2021 LSM examination.

The recording explains and discusses:

  • The material facts
  • The legal context and background.
  • The questions of law and the legal issues
  • The decision
  • Detailed reasons for the decision
  • Rationes decidendi (as there is more than one legal issue there is more than one ratio decidendi)

Please note: you will not be permitted to take your case note into the examination.


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Lecturer – Norman Baird