Former DC judge and New Zealand’s Chief Coroner MacLEAN Allan Neil QSO has died. Judge Neil MacLean died on November 20, 2022.
Let’s take a closer look at how the New Zealand judge died and the cause of Neil MacLean’s death.
How did MacLean Alan Neill die?
Former Chief Coroner Judge Neil McLean has tragically passed away. He is survived by his wife of 53 years Susan (Sue), Kate and Andy, Hamish and Sarah, Laura and Matt and grandchildren Eli, Alex, Bella, Sam, Archie and Elliot. MacLean will be missed by his brother Bev and Barry Stafford, Pam and Jim Brooke.
Neil McLean Cause of Death:
Judge Neil McLean, former Coroner of New Zealand, died on 20 November 2022. However, the cause of Neil Maclean’s death has not yet been released.
Funeral: His life will be celebrated on November 24, 2022 at 2pm at St Peter’s Cathedral, Hamilton (51 Victoria Street).
Please dress brightly. All correspondence with the MacLean family should be sent to PO Box 12299, Frankton, Hamilton, 3248.
MPM news is trying to reach family and relatives for comment on the incident. No response until now. We will update the page once we get enough information. More information on Neil McLean’s cause of death will be added soon.
Who is Neil Maclean?
Neil became Chief Coroner in 2006 and helped develop New Zealand’s coronial service. Judge MacLean, who graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Canterbury in 1967, was appointed New Zealand first Chief Coroner under the new Coroners Act in 2006.
The act reformed New Zealand’s coronial services. Working with the administration at the time, Judge MacLean was instrumental in selecting 16 coroners to serve the nation.
He collaborated with professional and neighborhood groups to implement the restructured service. Judge MacLean had a distinguished career before being appointed Chief Coroner.
Between 1972 and 1993, he was a partner in three law firms in Christchurch. In 1978, he was named Christchurch Coroner.
Judge McLean was a coroner, a part-time position held by legal professionals until he was appointed a judge of the District Court in 1993.
In 1990, he also served as President of the Canterbury District Law Society.
The Coroner’s Service in New Zealand provides an impartial coronial system to determine the causes behind deaths. This includes unexpected, unexplained deaths and deaths occurring under unusual circumstances.
The service also provides suggestions or comments to help shape public policy.
It enlightens people and reduces the chance of additional deaths from similar conditions.
Judge MacLean served as the presiding officer. As Chief Coroner, he developed a strong reputation in the public eye.
He talks about the service’s recommendations on the media on issues including teen suicide, cyberbullying and substance abuse.
He has educated the public on many matters of life and death, but has also helped to raise the profile of coronial services in New Zealand.
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