Inquests - What’s New for 2021?
Recent years have seen a series of high-profile coroners' inquests making the headlines nationally. On a wider level, however, inquests have continued to throw up challenging issues for interested persons including the bereaved families, private and public organisations involved. In particular, organisations risk reputational damage and the prospect of negative reports by coroners to prevent further deaths in accordance with regulation 28 of the Coroners (Investigation) Regulations 2013.
This new webinar will explore key developments taking place in 2021 and what those involved in inquests during 2021 should look out for.
The webinar is aimed at legal professionals already conducting inquest work but it will also be of general interest to those who are new to this area and others keen to refresh their knowledge.
What You Will Learn
This APIL accredited webinar will cover the following:
- Inquests during the COVID-19 pandemic; a practitioner’s eye view
- Standard of proof in coronial proceedings
- Recent (13.11.20) Supreme Court Judgement in R (on the application of Maughan) v HM Senior Coroner for Oxfordshire
- What will changes in the burden of proof practically mean for inquests going forward?
- Risks to organisations as Interested Persons in coronial proceedings
- When is Article 2 engaged at inquests following police investigations post the decision in R (on the application of Skelton and another) v Senior Coroner for West Sussex
This pre-recorded webinar will be streamed at 12:30pm on Friday 21st May 2021 and will remain available to view by delegates who have registered by then for 90 days.
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