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- Posted on Feb 1st 2012 10:51AM by Cameron Matthews
Inner North London Corner Dr. Andrew Scott Reid appointed his wife, Suzanne Greenaway, to the role of Assistant Deputy Coroner. However, Greenaway resigned in November of last year after it was discovered that she did not match government requirements.
U.K. law states that the coroner's office may only appoint persons that have been a solicitor in the Law Society for five years, and have been a "qualified medical practitioner" for the same amount of time. Greenaway had only been a solicitor for two-and-a-half years and was only qualified as a nurse in her native Australia.
"In November it became apparent I'd made an error in the appointment process," Dr. Reid recently told The Sun. "While I am confident that all of the inquests handled were done so correctly, I apologize if this matter causes distress."
Along with Winehouse's inquest, roughly 30 other investigations may be deemed illegal, but only if the High Court decides that's the case.