Mental health-related inquests: DOLS and Article 2 cases – where are we now?

Date: Monday 29 June 2015

Time: 18:10 - 20:00

Venue: Charles Darwin House Conference Centre, 12 Roger Street, London WC1N 2JU

Speakers: Fiona Murphy, Henrietta Hill QC, Sophy Miles, Helen Shaw - Inquest

CPD: 1.5

Fee: Free

Doughty Street Chambers are delighted to invite you to this seminar consisting of a series of short talks.

  • What are Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS) and when are they implemented?
  • What do the Cheshire West case and the Chief Coroner’s guidance tell us about inquests in DOLS cases?
  • When is Article 2 engaged in mental health-related inquests?
  • How can we secure appropriate representation for families in these cases, including in the crucial early stages after a death?
  • What practical things do those new to inquest procedure, or to DOLS cases, need to know?
  • What can mental health and inquest law specialists learn from each other about these cases?

Speakers Sophy Miles, Fiona Murphy, Helen Shaw and Henrietta Hill QC

To reserve your place, please RSVP to or contact a member of our events team on 020 7404 1313.

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