Death Investigation: Coroners and Inquests

A short course for coroners, judges, lawyers and medical professionals
Course director:  Peter Thornton , Visiting Professor at King’s College London (the first Chief Coroner of England and Wales)

In person at King’s College London, Strand Campus, Bush House 

Tuesdays on the following dates: 20, 27 February and 5,12,19 March 2024.

The course will consist of a series of five interactive seminars which will explainand discuss the law and procedure of coroners. It will cover a comprehensiverange of topics from reporting deaths, investigating cases, conducting inquestsand reports to prevent future deaths. 

Participants will be expected to participate in discussion and give shortpresentations. They will consider the importance of the role played by coronersin the administration of justice: Who are they? What do they do? What is thepurpose of their work? How should they do it?

Course fee:


Course accreditation:

CPD points (approval pending) and a King’s certificate of attendance.


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