Seminars

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Seminars at Serjeants’ Inn

We are frequently called upon as commentators in our fields: in the last 12 months our members have given papers at institutions including the Houses of Parliament, the Home Office, the College of Policing and St George’s, University of London. Our barristers have also been invited to speak at events such as the AvMA and Association of Police Lawyers annual conferences, as well as for numerous client firms.

We offer a rolling programme of seminars and case surgeries as well as providing regular briefing notes and other articles and updates for clients.

The fact that – in an innovative move – we have invested in a dedicated client care team means that we are particularly well placed to discuss and fulfil client requirements on training and numerous other matters. For full details please contact our Client Care Manager, Isabel Biggs.

Alternatively, if you wish to attend any of our in-house seminars as detailed here from time to time, please complete the registration form and we will be in touch shortly to confirm your place.

Previous seminars

8.11.18

Criminal or civil: What is the right standard for disciplinary proceedings?

A panel discussion chaired by His Honour Brian Barker CBE QC

In the light of the consultation by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal and the recent change to the civil standard of proof made by the BSB,  the panel will consider whether the criminal standard of proof is fit for purpose in disciplinary proceedings.

11.10.18

Essential Inquest Law Update 11.10.18

Serjeants’ Inn Chambers is pleased to be hosting two seminars by Bridget Dolan QC and Briony Ballard in October 2018.

These practically focused seminars will 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.

8.10.18

Essential Inquest Law Update 08.10.18

Serjeants’ Inn Chambers is pleased to be hosting two seminars by Bridget Dolan QC and Briony Ballard in October 2018.

These practically focused seminars will 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.

24.09.18

9th Serjeants’ Inn / Oxford Neurosurgery Medical Law Conference

Every year Serjeants’ Inn joins forces with Oxford neurosurgeon Richard Stacey to organise this event for both claimant and defendant clinical negligence enthusiasts. We aim for an interesting mix of medical and legal talks and we will once again be offering a ‘speed dating’ session after lunch with a more informal opportunity to ask questions of our medical speakers.

10.10.17

Serjeants’ Inn Annual Inquest Seminar 2017

In this evening seminar, aimed at those who already have an understanding of Inquest Law, members of the Serjeants’ Inn Inquest Team will outline the important legal developments since September 2016 and discuss their practical relevance when representing clients in the Coroner’s Courts.

This seminar is now fully booked with a waiting list in place.

2.10.17

The Value of Sex and the Price of Protection:
Damages under the Human Rights Act in the Court of Protection

This seminar is aimed at those who already have an understanding of the Court of Protection practice. Bridget Dolan QC, Sophia Roper and Caroline Hurst of Switalskis Solicitors will discuss the practical issues around bringing and defending HRA claims in the context of the recent CoP case of CH v A Metropolitan Council [2017] EWCOP 12.

This seminar is now fully booked with a waiting list in place.

25.09.17

8th Serjeants’ Inn / Oxford Neurosurgery Medical Law Conference

Serjeants’ Inn has joined forces with Oxford neurosurgeon Richard Stacey to organise this event for both claimant and defendant clinical negligence enthusiasts. We aim for an interesting mix of medical and legal talks and will be offering a ‘speed dating’ session after lunch with a more informal opportunity to ask questions of our medical speakers.

 

20.06.17

The Charlie Gard proceedings: a discussion with counsel in the case

The challenge to the best interests jurisdiction and the role of doctors and judges in this tragic case has received saturation media reporting. It’s been fuelled by unprecedented social media coverage and an astonishingly successful crowd funding campaign.

It’s put medical ethics and treatment decisions on the front page and looks set to be one of the biggest medical law cases of 2017.

Serjeants’ Inn silks and juniors have been instructed from the directions hearing in March all the way through to the Supreme Court in June. They’ll be talking about why the challenge to jurisdiction matters, interim orders and whether the unprecedented transparency has damaged or promoted greater public understanding of medical ethics.