Inquests: One day course

Date: Thursday 20 November 2014

Time: 9:15: 17:15

Location: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Northcliffe House, 28 Tudor Street, London EC4Y 0AY

Speakers: Adam Straw, Fiona Murphy

CPD: 6

Fee: £215 + VAT

This one day course will consist of two sessions, with the morning session catered for delegates at an introductory/ intermediate level and the advanced afternoon session covering more complicated areas of difficult inquest cases. If you wish to attend the morning session only or afternoon session only, please click the relevant course title below to be taken to the correct booking page:

Inquests: A practical approach

Inquests: Advanced

Morning session-
Inquests: A practical approach

This course will provide valuable insight about the new regime in the coroner's court and how to conduct inquests using the new legislation effectively. It will consider the impact of the new Coroner's and Justice Act 2009 and the 2013 Coroners Rules and Regulations.

• What is an inquest - Overview of the legislation
  and the role of the coroner
• The role of INQUEST
• The importance of meeting the family,
• How to secure funding
• The crucial first steps with the coroner
• Dealing with obtaining disclosure
• The pre inquest review and its agenda
• The full hearing
• Conclusions and findings and preventing
  future death reports (PFDs)

Aims and Objectives

• To provide an overview of the Coroner's court
  and its purpose
• To provide an overview and understanding of
  the new Coroners Rules 2013 and Coroners
  Regulations 2013
• A suggested approach as to how to make
  effective use of the PIR hearing
• To provide a lawyer's checklist for
  the PIR and the full hearing
• A suggested approach to the exploration
  of evidence
• Verdicts/conclusions
• Prevention Future Death (PFD) reports
  what are they?

Afternoon session-
Inquests: Advanced

An advance course which will focus on difficult and problematic areas practitioners may encounter in more difficult cases

Topics include:

• A review of recent domestic and ECtHR cases,
 as well as other legaldevelopments including the Care Act 2014,
 and an analysis of their implications for investigations, inquests
 and civil claims
• How to deal with difficult applications including RIPA,
  anonymity, exclusion of witnesses, secret materials,
  and PII
• An analysis of special cases including restraint,
  shootings, psychiatric institutions and disasters
• Post inquest remedies including judicial review,
  Attorney General's fiat, international issues
• Dealing with the media, press releases and publicity

Aims and Objectives

• This course will provide valuable insight about the
  new regime in the coroner's court and how to conduct
  inquests using the new legislation effectively
• A detailed analysis of the recent case law
• How prepare for, argue for or resist commonplace but
  nevertheless difficult applications in high profile
• Using the pre inquest review to your best advantage
• An insight into four special cases namely restraint,
  shootings, psychiatric cases and disasters
• Dealing with the media and how to prepare press statements

Those who participate in this course will feel more confident in their case preparation and appearance at complicated inquests

« Back to listing

About cookies on our website

Following a revised EU directive on website cookies, each company based, or doing business, in the EU is required to notify users about the cookies used on their website.

Our site uses cookies to improve your experience of certain areas of the site and to allow the use of specific functionality like social media page sharing. You may delete and block all cookies from this site, but as a result parts of the site may not work as intended.

To find out more about what cookies are, which cookies we use on this website and how to delete and block cookies, please see our Which cookies we use page.

Click on the button below to accept the use of cookies on this website (this will prevent the dialogue box from appearing on future visits)