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Day 11 of Christopher Nota's Article 2 inquest will shortly be starting.

Area Coroner for Essex Mr Sean Horstead sits without a jury.

This inquest discusses suicide and self-harm.

I report contemporaneously, as accurately as I am able. This is not a transcript.

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5 Interested Persons represented by counsel

Chris's family by @TomStoate of @DoughtyStreet

@EPUTNHS by Briony Ballard of @serjeantsinn

Hart House by Laura Nash of @SJBnews

@SouthendCityC by Alex Denton of @ropewalklaw

Southend CCG, now @MSEssex_ICS by Nageena Khalique KC

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I attend court remotely

I report as much as I am able, however speech is fast, and *this is not* a full or complete transcript of proceedings.

My tweets are rarely exactly in real time as I try to capture as much as I can, and tweet them once a thread is full/ time permits

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Day 10 of Christopher Nota's Article 2 inquest is due to start shortly.

Area Coroner for Essex Mr Sean Horstead sits without a jury.

This inquest discusses suicide and self-harm.

I report contemporaneously, as accurately as I am able. This is not a transcript.

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5 Interested Persons represented by counsel

Chris's family by @TomStoate of @DoughtyStreet

@EPUTNHS by Briony Ballard of @serjeantsinn

Hart House by Laura Nash of @SJBnews

@SouthendCityC by Alex Denton of @ropewalklaw

Southend CCG, now @MSEssex_ICS by Nageena Khalique KC

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I am attending court remotely

I report as much as I am able, however speech is fast, and *this is not* a full or complete transcript of proceedings.

My tweets are rarely in real time as I try to capture as much as I can, and tweet them once a thread is full/I have time

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Day 9 of Christopher Nota's Article 2 inquest will start shortly.

Area Coroner for Essex Mr Sean Horstead sits without a jury.

This inquest discusses suicide and self-harm.

I report contemporaneously, as accurately as I am able. This is not a transcript.

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5 Interested Persons represented by counsel

Chris's family by @TomStoate of @DoughtyStreet

@EPUTNHS by Briony Ballard of @serjeantsinn

Hart House by Laura Nash of @SJBnews

@SouthendCityC by Alex Denton of @ropewalklaw

Southend CCG, now @MSEssex_ICS by Nageena Khalique KC

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I attend court remotely

I report as much as I am able, however speech is fast, and *this is not* a full or complete transcript of proceedings.

My tweets are often not exactly in real time as I try to capture as much as I can, and tweet them once a thread is full/I have time

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Day 8 of Christopher Nota's Article 2 inquest will start shortly.

Area Coroner for Essex Mr Sean Horstead sits without a jury.

This inquest discusses suicide and self-harm.

I report contemporaneously, as accurately as I am able. This is not a transcript.

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There are 5 IPs represented by counsel

Chris's family by @TomStoate of @DoughtyStreet

@EPUTNHS by Briony Ballard of @serjeantsinn

Hart House by Laura Nash of @SJBnews

@SouthendCityC by Alex Denton of @ropewalklaw

Southend CCG, now @MSEssex_ICS by Nageena Khalique KC

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I'm attending remotely.

I report as much as I am able, however speech is fast, and *this is not* a full or complete transcript of proceedings.

My tweets will often not be exactly in real time as I try to capture as much as I can, and then tweet them once a thread is full.

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Good afternoon & welcome to DAY 10, of Bernard Randell v Trent College. We expect Neil Finlay, a governor, to continue giving evidence, followed by Deborah Evans, Chair of Board of Governors.

2PM start

Catch up with this morning here:
archive.ph/CkCM6

#OpenJustice
Abbrevs:
BR - Bernard Randall

TC - Trent College

RO - Richard O’Dair, barrister for BR

PW - Paul Wilson, barrister for TC

EJ - Employment Judge

Panel - other members of the tribunal
E&C - Educate & Celebrate, providers of diversity & inclusion training to schools, also an ‘awards scheme’ for participating schools.

PC - Protected Characteristic

WS - Witness Statement

C - Claimant

D - Defendant
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The seventh day of Christopher Nota's Article 2 inquest will start shortly.

Area Coroner for Essex Mr Sean Horstead sits without a jury.

This inquest discusses suicide and self-harm.

I report contemporaneously, as accurately as I am able. This is not a transcript.

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There are 5 IPs represented by counsel

Chris's family by @TomStoate of @DoughtyStreet

@EPUTNHS by Briony Ballard of @serjeantsinn

Hart House by Laura Nash of @SJBnews

@SouthendCityC by Alex Denton of @ropewalklaw

Southend CCG, now @MSEssex_ICS by Nageena Khalique KC

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I attend remotely.

I report as much as I am able, however speech is fast, and *this is not* a full or complete transcript of proceedings.

Where possible I indicate where I have [missed chunks] or where it's [my paraphrase] or I'm uncertain [?]

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Good Morning & welcome to DAY 10, (Wednesday 21st Sept) of Bernard Randell v Trent College.

10am start.

Catch up with yesterday and the rest of the case here:

archive.ph/n6TR4

#OpenJustice
After a schedule change requested by the Judge, today we expect William Penty, Head of Trent College, to conclude giving evidence, followed by Deborah Evans, Chair of Board of Govenors and Neil Finlay, a governor - both also concluding today.
Abbrevs:
BR - Bernard Randall

TC - Trent College

RO - Richard O’Dair, barrister for BR

PW - Paul Wilson, barrister for TC

EJ - Employment Judge

Panel - other members of the tribunal
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Good Morning & welcome to DAY 5 of Mermaids v Charity Commission & LGB Alliance. Catch up with previous days here:

tribunaltweets.substack.com/p/mermaids-vs-…

Today we expect Kate Harris of LGBA to continue giving evidence followed by Ellen Gallagher of LGBA.

10AM start
#OpenJustice
Abbrevs:

J or Judge - Judge Lynn Griffin, Presiding Judge,
AJ - Judge Joe Neville, Assistant to Judge
MM - Mermaids, the appellant
MG - Michael Gibbon KC, Counsel for Mermaids 

CC - Charity Commission, the first respondent
IS - Iain Steele, Charity Commission counsel
LGBA - LGB Alliance, the second respondent
KM - Karon Monaghan KC - Counsel for LGBA
AR - Akua Reindorf, Assistant to KM
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We're shortly going to be starting Day 3 of Chris Nota's Article 2 inquest which is being heard by Mr Sean Horstead at Essex Coroner's Court.

It's a hybrid hearing, with some witnesses attending remotely.

We're due to hear from two live witnesses today.

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A reminder that this is contemporaneous reporting, it is not a transcript and should not be relied upon as such.

Reporting is as accurate as I can manage and I will flag when I am uncertain of spelling [?] or when substantial chunks of discussion are missed.

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Chris's inquest discusses suicide and I will be intentionally withholding some detail of what is discussed in court, in line with the @samaritans guidance on reporting inquests.

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Welcome to the afternoon session of Monday 12th Sept 2022, for the case of Bernard Randall vs Trent College. We expect Randall will continue giving evidence. 2pm start. #OpenJustice

Catch up with this morning here:
Abbreviations:
BR - Bernard Randall

RO - Richard O’Dair, barrister for BR

TC - Trent College

PW - Paul Wilson, barrister for TC

EJ - Employment Judge

Panel - other members of the tribunal
E&C - Educate & Celebrate, providers of diversity and inclusion training to schools

PC - Protected Characteristic

WS - Witness Statement

CofE - Church of England

JH - Jeremy Hallows - TC employee
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Welcome to the second week of the case of Bernard Randall vs Trent College where Randall will continue giving evidence. 10am start.

Previous days' hearings are archived at tribunaltweets.substack.com/p/bernard-rand…
Abbreviations:
BR - Bernard Randall
RO - Richard O’Dair, barrister for BR

TC - Trent College
PW - Paul Wilson, barrister for TC

EJ - Employment Judge
Panel - other members of the tribunal

E&C - Educate & Celebrate, providers of diversity and inclusion training to schools
E&C also run an "awards scheme" for participating schools.
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Welcome to Day 2 of the case of Bernard Randall vs Trent College where BR will continue giving evidence. 10am start.

Catch up with yesterday here:
threadreaderapp.com/thread/1567461…

For info about the case, visit our substack:

tribunaltweets.substack.com/p/bernard-rand…
Abbreviations:
BR - Bernard Randall

TC - Trent College

RO - Richard O’Dair, barrister for BR

PW - Paul Wilson, barrister for TC

EJ - Employment Judge

Panel - other members of the tribunal
E&C - Educate & Celebrate, providers of diversity and inclusion training to schools, also an ‘awards scheme’ for participating schools.

PC - Protected Characteristic
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We are reporting today on Lisa Keogh's case against Abertay University for breach of the Equality Act.

Lisa was a final year law student investigated by the University for gender critical comments during class including a seminar on ‘Gender, Feminism and the Law’.

#OpenJustice
The debate today at Dundee Sheriff Court is a hearing to determine a preliminary plea in this civil matter.

Sheriff Murray will consider a motion for Abertay University's preliminary pleas to be repelled (dismissed) in Lisa Keogh’s case for discrimination.
A debate only takes place where there is no need for evidence heard before the court can make a decision on the plea. There will be no witnesses today.

We have Sheriff Murray's permission to report the debate
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My favourite parts of the @BluskyeAllison judgment
judiciary.uk/wp-content/upl…
1. The massive public interest, helped by the work of @tribunaltweets - a new way of securing #openjustice

Para 13 "Unusually for an employment tribunal, members of the public and journalists observed the remote hearing in large numbers. At times there were up to 250"
Para 16 - the degree of support Stonewall employees require to appear in public

"the tribunal was told that when giving evidence he was to be accompanied by his mother, by a support worker and by a support dog."
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Good morning. We are back in court today tweeting a hearing for an application for judicial review. The case pertains to freedom of speech for professionals who are regulated by professional bodies in this case the Institute & Faculty of Actuaries (IFOA)
#OpenJustice #FreeSpeech
PL, an actuary, is undergoing IFOA’s disciplinary process for criticising religion on social media. He is in court today seeking a JR of the IFOA’s disciplinary procedures which he argues are not sufficiently independent.
PL is represented by Jon Holbrook @JonHolb (JH)
IFOA are represented by Joanne Clement QC (JC)
The Judge hearing the application is Mr Justice Choudhury (Judge or J)
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It’s the final day of the inquest touching on the death of Robert Chaplin at Chesterfield Coroner’s Court.

Coroner Peter Nieto was in court, together with Robert’s mother, Pamela. Other people joined remotely.

[Pic via @DerbysPolice]

1/25+ Photo of a man in his late 40s wearing a blue fleece top and
The coroner explained how all that was left was for him to give his summing up, findings and conclusion.

Then he’d complete a form called the Record of Inquest.

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Coroner explained that the test he had to apply to evidence was the balance of probabilities, to find something did or didn’t happen. Had to find more likely than not something happened, it’s probable.

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Today was Day 3, and the final day of evidence (four witnesses) in the inquest touching on the death of Robert Chaplin

Area Coroner Peter Nieto sitting at Chesterfield Coroner's Court. Mr Paul Spencer represents @Derbyshirecc and Mr Andrew Coburn represents @derbyshcft

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Usual disclaimers apply, my reporting is based on notes I've taken contemporaneously, as accurate as I am able to be.

I've not live tweeted this inquest as I had no contact with Robert's family, and I won't live-tweet without their explicit permission/invitation.

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My #OpenJustice reporting is crowdfunded chuffed.org/project/openju…, thank you to everyone who supports.

I report to raise awareness of the premature mortality of learning disabled and autistic people, so thank you to those of you reading and commenting too.

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Day 2 Robert Chaplin's inquest at Chesterfield Coroners Court today.

You can read about Day 1 here

Today we heard evidence from the Registered Manager at the Morewood Centre, a Community Psychiatric Nurse and a Service Manager #OpenJustice

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Area Coroner Peter Nieto was sitting.

Robert's mum wasn't in court today.

Mr Paul Spencer was representing @Derbyshirecc and Mr Andrew Coburn was representing @derbyshcft

@CareQualityComm are an interested person, but were not in court, for the second day running

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[There is no requirement for IPs to be in court, but I'd think given their regulatory function, and the seriousness of what occurred that @CareQualityComm would at the very least attend to hear the evidence from the Registered Manager, but they were not present]

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Bringing you a Daily Hidden Hearing for July!

These are hearings that should be in the COP list on @CourtServe but are instead hidden in daily cause lists across England and Wales.

Not good for open justice @HMCTSgovuk

Today's hidden hearing is in Derby. Image
Bringing you a Daily Hidden Hearing for July

These are hearings that should be in the COP list on @CourtServe but are instead hidden in daily cause lists across England and Wales.

Not good for open justice @HMCTSgovuk

The hidden hearing for 4th July is in Gloucester. Image
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Bringing you a Daily Hidden Hearing for July

Hearings that should be in COP list on @CourtServe
but are hidden in daily cause lists across England and Wales.

Not good for open justice @HMCTSgovuk

The hidden hearing for 5th July is in Liverpool - and there are THREE! Image
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Guess which publications have not reported the striking off of ex Gender GP Dr Michael Webberley?

If you wonder why you didn't know there was a problem, this question illustrates why.

Many mainstream media companies are deliberately not reporting that he was struck off.
Yup - Pink News is pretending it hasn't happened.

It interferes with the happy easy medicalise no problems narrative. So ignore it, eh, Ben?

#DetransitionAwareness
#OpenJustice #DoNoHarm #WomenAreWatching
The BBC which promotes gender identity ideology & featured Helen Webberley in programmes is ignoring her tribunal and the fact her husband Michael Webberley who also ran Gender GP has been struck off.

#DetransitionAwareness
#OpenJustice #DoNoHarm #WomenAreWatching
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Follow the proceedings on the application for the recusal of Mx Edward Lord at Kristie Higgs tribunal today. Kristie Higgs is the Christian pastoral assistant who was sacked by Farmor School for her Facebook posts.

Her appeal tribunal has been delayed until September.
Sex Matters request to intervene has been turned down. Mx Lord is in the never surrender to the narrow view of gender T shirt. Mx Lord ensured men could access the Women's Pond at Hampstead thus making it mixed sex. sex-matters.org/posts/updates/…
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Three Sarah Everard vigil attendees have been convicted and fined after a Met Police prosecution

The defendants were convicted in a behind-closed-doors hearing last week, and each given a £220 fine, £100 in costs, and a £34 victim surcharge.
standard.co.uk/news/crime/sar…
The evidence from Scotland Yard which was used to support the prosecutions is set out in full here:

The court said no pleas or submissions were received from these three defendants and they were convicted by a single magistrate.
One defendant was unaware she was being prosecuted (via the Single Justice Procedure): "The first I hear of this charge is via the media"

A 2nd defendant was written to at his Manchester home about the prosecution, but not at an Enfield address which police know he's linked to
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Gillian Philip added #IStandWithJKRowling to her Twitter account in 2020 resulting in HarperCollins & book creators WorkingPartners terminating her contract.

If the judge permits, we'll be reporting from the preliminary hearing in her employment tribunal. crowdjustice.com/case/gillian-p…
Gillian Philip’s claim against HarperCollins and book creators WorkingPartners alleges she was discriminated against because of her age and for holding and expressing gender critical views.

#WORIADS #BookTwitter
Both publisher HarperCollins and book creators WorkingPartners were aware of her gender critical views. Her support of @jk_rowling generated a Twitter storm and a coordinated attempt to get Gillian Philip fired.

#BookTwitter
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Sarah Everard vigil attendees face Met Police prosecution under Covid lockdown rules standard.co.uk/news/crime/sar…
This is what the charge looks like. It is due to go before a magistrate in Westminster today
The Met was contacted for comment, but has not done so yet.
The charges come against a backdrop of this court defeat for the force yesterday:
standard.co.uk/news/uk/met-po…
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