Talks on reform of fatal accident inquiry legislation in Scotland launched
A CONSULTATION to examine how fatal accident inquiry legislation in Scotland can be reformed was launched yesterday.
It is being led by Lord Cullen of Whitekirk who will scrutinise arguments on how the act, which governs judicial investigations of sudden or unexpected deaths in Scotland, can be improved for the 21st century.
Suggestions include establishing a separate system whereby inquiries are not held in sheriff courts, to free up court time.
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