An INQUEST evening conference: Inquest Practice and Procedure, Coronial Law and Judicial Review, and the Chief Coroner's Guidance, Law Sheets and Bench Book

Wednesday 4 November 2015, 4:30pm - 8:00pm

Doughty Street Chambers

Date: Wednesday 4 November 2015
Time: 4:30pm - 8:00pm
Venue: Doughty Street Chambers, 53-54 Doughty Street, London WC1N 2LS  
Areas of Law: Inquests and Inquiries

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INQUEST warmly invites INQUEST Lawyers' Group (ILG) members to an evening conference on the key themes and recent developments in inquest law, practice and procedure. A panel of specialist inquest practitioners will cover a wide range of the current key issues in inquest law, practice and procedure including:

  • The Chief Coroner’s Guidance, Law Sheets and Bench Book: points to look out for, how to use the Chief Coroner’s resources in inquest proceedings, and possible challenges.
  • Natural causes deaths: the state of the law, Article 2 arguments, funding, and practical tips on approaching inquest hearings in natural causes cases
  • Open justice and media reporting restrictions at inquests: the role of the media in inquest proceedings and making open justice arguments on behalf of the media and bereaved families.
  • A year in coronial law and inquest judicial review: recent inquest and Article 2 judicial review, the role of the Chief Coroner in the Administrative Court, and future challenges.
  • Recent solicitor and barrister experiences and practical tips for effective representation.

The conference will carry 3.5 hours of accredited CPD and training materials will be provided to all delegates.


  • Kirsten Heaven (Garden Court Chambers)
  • Sarah Ricca (Deighton Pierce Glynn)
  • Deborah Coles (INQUEST)
  • Jesse Nicholls (Doughty Street Chambers)
  • Sara Lomri (Bindmans)
  • Caoilfhionn Gallagher (Doughty Street Chambers)
  • Nancy Collins (Irwin Mitchell)

To avoid disappointment book early on-line or by emailing

Please note that this seminar is not being administered by Garden Court Chambers. Therefore, any queries should be directed to INQUEST's email address above.


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