Essential Inquest Law Update 2020

Later in the year, Serjeants' Inn Chambers will be hosting another of its annual series of Inquest Law Update Seminars led by Bridget Dolan QC and Briony Ballard.  Our Spring seminar dates that had to be postponed due to the lockdown will be re-arrranged for Autumn once the social distancing advice and position is clearer 

These practically focused seminars provide an update refresher on the recent law and its practical application for all who represent interested persons at inquests.

The seminars provide an essential update on the important coronial law cases over the past 18 months and will consider how these recently decided cases impact upon practice in the Coroners Courts.

Issues covered will include:

  • Survivability, statistics and admitted failings  (Chidlow, Smith)
  • Art 2 & deaths in the community (Lee)
  • Standard of proof for suicide  (Maughan)
  • Neglecting giving reasons (Lewis)
  • Anonymity & screening witnesses (Dyer)
  • Reporting restrictions (AB)
  • Witness non attendance & dishonesty (Lawrence, Ndlovu)
  • Art 2 damages for delaying an inquest (Jordan)
  • Recovering JR costs against coroners (AYBS)

If you would like to be notified of the next seminar dates or ask about one of our barristers presenting an inquest seminar at your own offices, please email Isabel Biggs, Client Care Manager, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Essential Inquest Law Update 2018

This Autumn Serjeants' Inn Chambers hosted the latest in its annual series of Inquest Law Update Seminars by Bridget Dolan QC, Briony Ballard & Nageena Kalique QC  

Those who missed these seminars will have an opportunity to attend a further date in the New Year -  in the meantime, if you would like to ask about one of our barristers presenting an inquest seminar at your own offices, please email Isabel Biggs, client care manager, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

These practically focused seminars provide an update refresher on the recent law and its practical application and are primarily devised for solicitors who represent interested persons at inquests.

The seminars provide an essential update on the important cases for coronial law over the past year and will consider how these recently decided cases impact upon practice in the Coroners Courts.

Issues covered include:

  • Hospital deaths and Art 2  (Fernandes, Parkinson)
  • A new standard of proof for suicide and unlawful killing? (Maughan) 
  • Scope of the inquest (Hambleton)
  • The extent of the Inquest Lawyer's obligations (Shaw v Leigh Day)
  • Recovering Inquest costs  (Douglas)
  • Challenging a PFD report (Siddiqui) 
  • Challenging the inquest and JR Costs (Power, Hopkins, Moore, Adath Yisrosl Burial Society)

Monday 8th October 2018

Venue: Serjeants' Inn Chambers, 85 Fleet Street, London EC4Y 1AE
4.00pm-6.00pm (1.5 CPD points) with drinks and canapés to follow.

Thursday 11th October 2018

Venue: Serjeants' Inn Chambers, 85 Fleet Street, London EC4Y 1AE
5.30pm - 7.30pm (1.5 CPD points) with drinks and canapés to follow.

Wednesday 28th November 2018

Venue: Hill Dickinson, 50 Fountain Street, Manchester, M2 2AS
6.00pm - 7.30pm (1.5 CPD points)  

 

Inquest Law Seminars

Barristers from Serjeants' Inn Chambers are available to present lectures and seminars on all aspects of Inquest Law.

Our experienced inquest counsel, three of whom also sit as Assistant Coroners, are available to provide in-house training around the country whether small workshops at solicitors offices or at larger national meetings

Recent seminars that have been written and presented by team members include:

  • Essential Inquest Law Update
  • Article 2 inquests
  • Inquest Advocacy: tips and tricks
  • Inquests into Hospital Deaths
  • Inquest basics for beginners
  • Deaths in detention 

 

If you are interested in learning more about our seminars please contact Izzy Biggs, client care manager, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.