Legal Action Group - Training: Inquests

Date: Friday 28 October 2016

Time: 09:00 - 17:15

Location: 17-25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA

Venue: Amnesty International UK, Human Rights Action Centre

Speakers: Adam Straw, Kate Maynard, Leslie Thomas QC, Daniel Machover

CPD: 6

Fee: £215 +VAT


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This intermediate/advanced course is for practitioners who represent families at inquests and in related proceedings run by Legal Action Group. It is aimed at those who have some experience of inquests, and seeks to focus on topics that are of particular current interest to inquest practitioners.


Topics include:

  1. Legal funding of inquests, CCMS, funding for separate parts of the family, the statutory charge, how to take advantage of legal help, and getting inquest costs as costs or damages through a civil claim.
  2. Caselaw and legal update: a thorough review of domestic and ECHR legal developments over the last 12 months and their significance to inquest practitioners.
  3. The pre-inquest review.
  4. Hot topics in inquest/related law over the next 12 months.
  5. Evidence: exclusion of witnesses, video-links, and witnesses abroad.
  6. Narrative conclusions and PFD reports, and jury directions.
  7. Judicial review and s.13 applications - timing, review of CPS decisions not to prosecute, review of disciplinary decisions, and how to fund the judicial review.
  8. Breakout sessions include:

a. Deaths in prison, including deaths due to natural causes or medical errors.
b. Deaths in healthcare and social care settings, including of incapacitated patients and those with learning disabilities.
c. Restraint and police shootings.


Course Materials/Resources

Lecture format. Case studies and question and answer sessions enable delegates to explore this area of law.  Comprehensive course handouts will be distributed to all delegates.


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