Inquests & the Coroners Court - Procedure, Preparation & Presentation - Live at Your Desk

Inquests & the Coroners Court - Procedure, Preparation & Presentation - Live at Your Desk

Session 1

23 Sep 2024

10:00 AM ‐ 1:00 PM

Session 2

24 Sep 2024

10:00 AM ‐ 1:00 PM

With a SmartPlan £486

With a Season Ticket £540

Standard price £720

All prices exclude VAT
Introduction: Requires no prior subject knowledge
6 hours
Group bookings
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This new live broadcast session clearly and concisely leads delegates through the process of an inquest, from first instruction to conclusion, ensuring confidence with clients and coroners alike.

The session materials will give delegates an invaluable reference point in relation to the statutory and regulatory framework, and procedure.

Handling witnesses, evidential management, tactics and style are explored to give delegates confidence in offering the best specialist service to clients.

The session will also include an update in developments in case law in this fast-moving area, to ensure delegates have cutting edge, up to date knowledge.

Please note: You are reminded that the contents of this lecture, given its nature, may involve discussions over matters which some individuals may find distressing.

What You Will Learn

This live and interactive broadcast will cover the following:

  • How to approach bereaved parties
  • The Post Mortem - Should my client be represented?
  • Advocacy tips - How should your style differ from other tribunals?
  • Article 2 ECHR and how to influence the scope of the inquest
  • The Coroner’s rules
    • Interested person status
    • The pre-inquest review - what it is and how to use it to your best advantage
    • Disclosure to and by the coroner
    • When will a jury be called?
    • Rules of evidence including hearsay at inquests
  • Public bodies/authorities and Memoranda of Understanding
  • What your client needs from the inquest; how to get the outcome they want
    • Handling witnesses
    • Evidential management
    • Tactics when your client is in the firing line
    • Influencing the conclusion
    • Reports to Prevent Future Deaths
  • How to challenge rulings & conclusions
  • The fallout - dealing with the media
  • Key implications of COVID-19 for inquests

Recording of live sessions: Soon after the Learn Live session has taken place you will be able to go back and access the recording - should you wish to revisit the material discussed.