We’ve just started work this month on a very interesting, high profile legal case related to North London Senior Coroner, Mary Hassell’s “protocol” declaring that “No death will be prioritised over any other because of the religion of the deceased or family”.

Widely known as the ‘Cab Rank Rule’, the Adath Yisrail Burial Society (AYBS) is bringing a judicial review application alleging that this decision is unlawful. The claim has received support from Theresa May in PMQs; Jeremy Corbyn; Sadiq Kahn; a large number of MPs and a number of Muslim and Jewish leaders.

The Chief Coroner, His Honour Judge Mark Lucraft QC, has recently come down against the decision of his fellow Senior Coroner’s protocol. The Chief Coroner referred to her conduct as “over rigid,” “not capable of rational justification” and “unlawful”.

On behalf of leading human rights law firm, Asserson (who are representing the claimant, AYBS), we released this latest development to the media, and achieved news pieces in The Times, The Times Brief, The Guardian, Law Society Gazette, BBC Radio 4, and a comment piece in The Times Brief,  along with a number of other pieces in local and Jewish media titles.

We will be working on this case leading up to, and shortly after, the Judicial Review on 27 and 28 March 2018.