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The Coroners (Inquests) Rules 2013

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2.—(1) In these Rules—

“the 2009 Act” means the Coroners and Justice Act 2009;

“bank holiday” means a day designated as a bank holiday in England and Wales under the Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971(1);

“copy” means in relation to a document, anything on to which information recorded in the document has been copied, by whatever means and whether directly or indirectly;

“coroner” means—

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a senior coroner, area coroner or assistant coroner;

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the Chief Coroner when conducting an inquest; or

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a judge, former judge or former coroner conducting an inquest in accordance with Schedule 10 to the 2009 Act;

“document” means any medium in which information of any description is recorded or stored;

“working day” means a day that is not a Saturday, a Sunday, a bank holiday, Christmas Day or Good Friday.

(2) All references to section and schedule provisions in these Rules are references to provisions in the 2009 Act, unless a rule specifically states otherwise.

(3) Any reference to a Form in these Rules is a reference to a Form in the Schedule to these Rules.

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