Former Doughty Street Silk appointed Chief Coroner of England and Wales

Doughty Street Chambers is delighted that former member His Honour Judge Peter Thornton QC has been appointed as the first Chief Coroner of England and Wales. Judge Peter Thornton QC, who led the inquest of paper seller Ian Tomlinson, will play a key role in setting new national standards in the coroner system. The Chief Coroner will develop a national framework within which coroners will operate, including rules and regulations, guidance and practice directions. HHJ Thornton, who has worked as a senior circuit judge at the Old Bailey since 2007, will start his new role in September this year.

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