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Inquests Seminar Success

Inquests Seminar Success

Assistant Coroner Lorraine Harris and senior civil and regulatory law barrister Judy Dawson, have this week, led an informative session entitled, “Addressing the Key Points of Inquests Into Hospital Deaths”.

Introduced by clinical negligence specialist Caroline Wood, the seminar explored the value of the Pre-Inquest Review hearing, the issue of reports to prevent future deaths, findings of fact and conclusions plus when Article 2 Inquests are engaged.

Over a light lunch, we were glad to welcome solicitors from across the local legal sector whose areas of practice include clinical negligence, inquests and related specialisms. Indeed, with our Inquest team’s range of experience and practice areas, we are uniquely able to provide continuity of advice and representation in respect of associated public law (judicial review), criminal and civil proceedings.

If you would like access to the seminar material and/or would like to the same or similar material delivered in your offices, please contact our Seminars team on 0113 245 9763.

Lorraine Harris 

Lorraine has recently been appointed as an Assistant Coroner and sits at the Coroners Court at the East Riding of Yorkshire and Kingston Upon Hull. Lorraine holds one of the only qualifications to encompass coronial law. Her years of experience in investigating death and dealing with the coroner’s office sets her apart from others practising in these areas.

Judy Dawson

Judy represents both families and corporate clients at inquests, utilising her technical knowledge in clinical negligence and her detailed cross-examination skills in a sensitive manner, necessary to secure the best results. From her practice in civil litigation, Judy has a nationwide reputation for her meticulous preparation and ability to assimilate, understand and present complex facts, in particular arising out of extensive medical records

Caroline Wood

Caroline provides representation at inquests and pre-inquest reviews. She is particularly interested in inquests arising in healthcare settings, road traffic accidents and accidents at work which dovetail with her clinical negligence and personal injury practice. She is committed to support AvMA by acting on a pro bono basis for families affected by the loss of a family member.

Contact our civil clerks

Francine Kirk on 0113 202 8605

Talia Webster on 0113 213 5207

Jordan Millican on 0113 213 5250

Contact our regulatory clerks

Madeleine Gray on 0113 202 8603

Ricky Kimachia on 0113 213 5252

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