Certificate in Inquests & Coronial Law

Certificate in Inquests & Coronial Law
10 Jun 2024 - London


10 Jun 2024

10:00 AM ‐ 4:30 PM

With a SmartPlan £486

With a Season Ticket £540

Standard price £720

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Introduction: Requires no prior subject knowledge
5 hours
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Inquests can be daunting for those new to this area.

They represent a departure from the usual civil or criminal adversarial proceedings and have their own rules and procedures. Perhaps most importantly, at the heart of every inquest is the death of a person therefore the inquest will be of the utmost importance to many people.

Once you have the right tools at your disposal you will be able to tackle inquest proceedings with ease and build a practice in this fascinating area of law.

This in-person course is designed to provide you with exactly what you need to branch into inquest work with confidence. It will also be a useful refresher for those who have experience in this area already.

What You Will Learn

This seminar will cover the following:

  • Legal Knowledge
    • Understanding the coroners’ courts: background
    • The purpose of inquests
    • Circumstances in which an inquest is held
    • The scope of inquests
    • ‘Jamieson’ inquests
    • Article 2/‘Middleton’ inquests
    • Inquests with and without a jury - what is the difference?
    • Available conclusions and what they mean
    • Prevention of Future Deaths
    • The legislation
    • Key precedent
  • Practical Knowledge
    • What to look out for when you receive your instructions
    • The Pre-Inquest Review Hearing - what to expect
    • The interests of your client: giving evidence, preparing the brief, pre-inquest submissions
    • Preparing questioning of witnesses
    • The inquest hearing itself
    • Closing submissions
    • Prevention of Future Death submissions