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Bridget Dolan and Briony Ballard: The Coroners and Justice Act: two years on

7th September 2015

Bridget Dolan QC and Briony Ballard two experienced inquest counsel, both of whom also edit the Inquest Law Reports and sit as Assistant Coroners, presented this practically focused seminar for solicitors typically representing institutions at inquests.

It provided an essential update on important cases for coronial law over the past two years and considered how the CJA and recently decided cases impact upon practice in the Coroner’s Court.

Cases covered included:
• The overriding consideration of fairness (Mohamed, Carroll)
• Insufficiency of inquiry and expert evidence (Chambers, Bloom)
• “Sufficient reason” for a discretionary jury (Davey, Shafi)
• Art 2 – Lewis under challenge (Sarjantson, Wiggins)
• Recovering the costs of inquests (Lynch)

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