Inquest finds school worker suicide “avoidable”

2 February 2006

A school worker who killed himself believing he was being accused of child abuse, should have been given more information when he was suspended from his job, a coroner has said.

John Hughes (coroner) said the death of support worker David Baines, 57, from near Wrexham, was unforseeable but did have the potential to be avoided.

Garden Court North Chambers’ Mark George represented the deceased’s family at the inquest, instructed by Thompsons solicitors.

Share this

Chambers news

Chambers news

Category A Oral Hearing Refusal Quashed

In R (Smith) v Secretary of State for Justice [2020] EWHC 2712 (Admin) the Administrative Court (Calver J) quashed a decision by the Director of Long-Term...

Chambers news

OUT-LINES Webinar on the ‘Crime of Crimes’: Personal and Legal Reflections on Genocide

Our OUT-LINES series in international law, with Manchester University and Accountability Unit, begins on 4 Nov exploring the personal and legal contours of genocide.

Chambers news

Manchester Arena families urge the Chair of the Public Inquiry to rethink the approach to Security Services’ evidence

Pete Weatherby QC, on behalf of 7 families bereaved by the Manchester Arena atrocity, expressed grave misgivings about the obsessive secrecy surrounding evidence involving the...

Sign up to our mailing list

Our mailing list is dedicated to professionals with an interest in our work.

Sign up