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The Assistant Deputy Coroner will publish on this website details of procedural decisions made.

10 April 2008
Coroner's ruling on the verdicts (PDF 84kb)

10 April 2008
Coroner's reasons for not calling the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh (PDF 703kb)

29 November 2007
Jury Update

7 November 2007
Ruling - Secondary evidence from witnesses whose evidence is controversial (PDF 39kb)

6 November 2007
Statement on Paparazzi

3 August 2007
Directions by Lord Justice Scott Baker following Pre-Inquest Hearing of 27th July 2007

27 July 2007
Closing remarks by Lord Justice Scott Baker following Pre-Inquest Hearing of 27th July 2007

List of likely issues identified as needing to be addressed at the inquests

17 July 2007
Directions by Lord Justice Scott Baker following Pre-Inquest Hearing of 9th July 2007

20 June 2007
Directions by Lord Justice Scott Baker following Pre-Inquest Hearing of 13th June 2007
PDF version (30kb) | HTML version

13 June 2007
Lord Justice Scott Baker: Opening statement for a Pre-Inquest Hearing

23 May 2007
Decisions by Baroness Butler-Sloss on matters arising from the meeting of 15 May 2007. These directions refer to Schedules provided by solicitors acting for interested persons to the inquests. The schedules are not available online as they are covered by the confidentiality undertaking agreed between the Assistant Deputy Coroner and interested persons to the inquests.
PDF version (PDF 28kb) | HTML version

15 May 2007
Opening statement for a Pre-Inquest Hearing for the inquests into the deaths of the late Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed

3 April 2007
Decisions by Baroness Butler-Sloss on matters arising from the meeting of 21 March 2007
PDF version 21 March (PDF 52kb) | HTML version 21 March

3 April 2007
Directions of Baroness Butler-Sloss, Assistant Deputy Coroner for Inner West London on 21 March 2007

6 March 2007
Directions of Baroness Butler-Sloss, Assistant Deputy Coroner for Inner West London on 5 March 2007

5 March 2007
Opening statement for a Pre-Inquest Hearing for the inquests into the deaths of the late Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed

2 March 2007
The High Court granted a judicial review application for the conducting of the inquests with a jury and by a Coroner for Inner West London rather than the Deputy Coroner for the Royal Household, as set out in this judgment.

22 February 2007
Letter of 22nd February from Baroness Butler-Sloss to Interested Persons re. preparation for the meeting on 5th March (PDF 35kb)

15 January 2007
Decisions by Baroness Butler-Sloss on matters arising from the meeting of 8 January 2007
PDF version 8 January (PDF 133kb) | HTML version 8 January

8 January 2007
Opening statement for a meeting of interested persons in the inquests into the deaths of the late Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed