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Clinical Negligence
Personal Injury
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Listen and pass the quiz: Gain 1 CPD point (60 minutes)
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Listen and pass the quiz: Gain 1 accredited CPD point (60 minutes)

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30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Course Aims:

This two part CPDcast aims to provide an overview of the key practical issues involved in SUIs (serious untoward incidents) and inquests. In part two, the podcast looks at witnesses statements and documentary support and examines the law and procedure of inquests.

After completing the course you will:
  • Be given practical tips in relation to witness statements and documentary support;
  • Know the general framework surrounding inquests;
  • Understand Article 2 and the it's purpose;
  • Appreciate when Article 2 will apply;
  • Know the relevant process of an inquest;
  • Understand the key aspects of Rule 43 Reports.
Intermediate Difficulty: 3 of 5
Case Update
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • Coroner's Act 1988; Coroner's Rules 1984;
  • Jordan v United Kingdom (2003) 37 EHRR 52.

In this two part CPDcast series, Nadia Persaud, a Partner at Bevan Brittan, provides a practical guide to the key procedural issues involved in SUIs and Inquests. In part one, she examines the context of an SUI within the wider regulatory framework including civil claims, criminal investigations and corporate manslaughter. She also looks at the different types of evidence that might be involved and discusses a few practical tips for good reports and investigations. In part 2, she continues her discussion on the tips and traps of reports and investigations namely witness statements and documentary support t, and also examines inquests both the law and procedure surrounding them.

ATTENTION: References to the Coroner's Act 1988 are now out of date as a result of Coroners and Justice 2009

Podcast last reviewed: 2011-03-28

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