Kings College London is offering Coroners and lawyers the opportunity to join the ‘enormously popular’ ‘Coroners and Inquests’ course delivered by the former Chief Coroner, HH Peter Thornton QC

The course will consist of a series of five interactive seminars in November and December which will explain and discuss the law and procedure of coroners, covering a comprehensive range of topics from reporting deaths, investigating cases, conducting inquests and reports to prevent future deaths. Participants will be expected to participate in discussion and give short presentations. They will consider the importance of the role played by coroners in the administration of justice: Who are they? What do they do? What is the purpose of their work? How should they do it?

Further details can be found and how to apply can be found here.

 

The University of Bolton Coronial Law Course is a pioneering and unique series of professional development lectures delivered in partnership with the School of Law. 

A series of lectures, seminars and a mock inquest will presented on a number of dates in 2019 by experts in Coronial Law.  

The course is held in Bolton and Sheffield - further details are on the flyer attached here.   

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The Supreme Court have this week heard the appeal in the matter of Hugh Jordan, considering whether a claim under HRA 1998 alleging a breach of the requirement for a prompt investigation of a death contrary to Art 2 ECHR can be brought before the inquest has finally concluded.  Ian Skelt of Serjeants' Inn is junior counsel to the NI Coroner.   

For the first time, the Coroners Society of England and Wales has invited fellow professionals who are not coroners to attend on the Friday of its Annual Conference – 27 September 2019 held in Essex.

A programme including eminent speakers will address ‘Responding to the challenge of terrorism’. The meeting will be of interest to lawyers, doctors, pathologists, police, and others.  The programme can be seen here with the booking form here.

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The Chief Coroner, HHJ Mark Lucraft QC, is holding the Inquests into the deaths of the four victims of the Westminster Bridge attack and the Police Officer killed within the Palace of Westminster in March 2017.

Sebastian Naughton of Serjeants’ Inn Chambers is representing one of the NHS Trusts who provided care to victims of the attack.  The inquest transcripts are publicly available here .