Implementing a Duty of Candour in Inquests

Date: Tuesday 21 February 2017

Time: 18:00 - 19:30 (Registration from 17:45)

Location: 53-54 Doughty Street, London WC1N 2LS

Venue: Doughty Street Chambers

Speakers: Henrietta Hill QC, Kate Beattie, Yael Bradbury-Birrell (General Medical Council), Pete Weatherby QC (Garden Court Chambers)

Doughty Street Chambers is delighted to host our ‘Implementing a Duty of Candour in Inquests’ seminar on Tuesday 21 February 2017, at 6:00 pm.


Inquest practitioners frequently encounter a lack of transparency and candour from state bodies.  This can hamper the Coroner’s and the family’s ability to understand the truth about what happened to their loved one.


In this seminar we will hear from experts in the healthcare sector, where there is now in place a statutory duty of candour.  What has worked in that regard?  What hasn’t?


We will also hear from those involved in drafting the ‘Hillsborough Law’ that seeks to implement a similar duty in inquests.  How will this help?  Is it politically achievable?


What can inquest lawyers learn from how the duty of candour has operated in the healthcare sphere?


Do join us to brainstorm about how best inquest lawyers can push for greater transparency from the state.


For further information on Doughty Street Chambers’ Inquiries and Inquest team, please click here.


This is an invitation only event, if you are interested in attending please email

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