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Coroners Act 1988

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12Failure of jury to agree

(1)This section applies where, in the case of an inquest held with a jury, the jury fails to agree on a verdict.

(2)If the minority consists of not more than two, the coroner may accept the verdict of the majority, and the majority shall, in that case, certify the verdict under section 11(3) above.

(3)In any other case of disagreement the coroner may discharge the jury and issue a warrant for summoning another jury and, in that case, the inquest shall proceed in all respects as if the proceedings which terminated in the disagreement had not taken place.

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