The Medico-Legal Centre in Sheffield is pleased to offer a unique lecture series in Coronial Law that is supported by the national Centre for Contemporary Coronial Law based at the University of Bolton. The course will be of use to people in a number of professions, particularly Coroners, Legal practitioners, Police, Coroner’s Officers, medical/health practitioners and medical examiners. The lecture series is linked to CPD and totals 18 hours.

This professionally focussed programme is designed to develop knowledge and understanding of Coronial law through the delivery of an intellectually stimulating course, which is underpinned by research and practice. This Coronial Law Lecture Series is designed to introduce you to the law relating to Coronial Law and aims to help you demonstrate a critical awareness of the legal framework applicable to coroner inquests. You will learn how to evaluate, analyse and critically appraise appropriate legal rules in different coroner inquest situations.

Those interested in attending the Sheffield Coronial Law Lecture Series 2020, should complete the registration form on the following webpage  

Please note the price of each session is £50 or for all six sessions £250. Payment information is outlined on the webpage, next to the registration form.  For any further questions contact (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). 

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.


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 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.