The Civil Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2021 enter into force on 6 April 2021

This statutory instrument contains significant changes such as an amendment of the overriding objective to include vulnerable witnesses and bringing the rules relating to service out of the jurisdiction in line with the post-Brexit legal system. However, a small but significant change has been made to Part 36 offers. The rules introduce a new rule […]

Naomi McLoughlin summarises The Chief Coroner’s Guidance No 38

Naomi Mcloughlin summarises the Chief Coroner’s Guidance no 38 which relates to remote participation in coronial proceedings. As more courts start to open for in person hearings across the country, the Chief Coroner has issued guidance number 38 to assist Coroners with conducting hearings during the Covid-19 pandemic. This guidance focuses on remote participation in coronial proceedings via video or audio and is due to reviewed periodically.

Strong PSQB presence at drowning inquest

Tom Gent, Kate Wilson, Giles Grant and Naomi McLoughlin all appeared to represent interested persons at a recent inquest into the death of a boatman who was working at the site of the Flood Alleviation Scheme on the River Aire in October 2017.

Inquest Masterclass a Great Success

Thanks to all those who attended our Masterclass of the Coroners Court and Inquests on Wednesday at the county hall in Matlock.