Duty of Candour in Inquest Proceedings

Duty of Candour in Inquest Proceedings

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It has now been eight years since a litany of medical failings led to the Francis Report’s recommendations for the introduction of a duty of candour.

In that time, regulations and practice have cemented its importance in the medical and health and safety fields. Given its position in those areas, there are inevitable implications in the inquest context. Over the last year there have seen leading figures in high-profile inquiries and inquests calling for a statutory duty of candour in those processes.It is increasingly important for those who are instructed in inquest proceedings to understand what the duty of candour is all about - and what the future may look like.

What You Will Learn

This webinar will cover the following:

  • What is the duty of candour?
  • To whom does it apply?
  • How the duty of candour affects inquests
  • Disclosure of duty of candour documents to a coroner
  • The duty of candour and the prevention of future deaths
  • What will the future look like?

This webinar was recorded on 14th September 2021