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Coroners & Inquests 2019

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Applications are currently being accepted for a place on the waitlist only. Please email pgt-law@kcl.ac.uk for more information. 

The former Chief Coroner of England and Wales, HH Sir Peter Thornton QC, will repeat his short course entitled Coroners and Inquests at King’s College London in May and June. This course will be a practical course for lawyers only.

Coroners and lawyers are invited to join this ‘enormously popular’ course.

The course will consist of a series of five interactive seminars which will explain and discuss the law and procedure of coroners, covering a comprehensive range of topics from reporting deaths, investigating cases, conducting inquests and reports to prevent future deaths. Participants will be expected to participate in discussion and give short presentations. They will consider the importance of the role played by coroners in the administration of justice: Who are they? What do they do? What is the purpose of their work? How should they do it?

The five two-hour seminars will take place at King’s College London’s Strand Campus at Bush House in the heart of legal London, on consecutive Tuesdays from 5-7pm on the following dates: 14, 21, 28 May 2019; and 4, 11 June 2019.

A limited number of places is available.

CPD points will be available for 10 hours together with a King’s College London certificate of completion. The fee for the whole course, payable to King’s, is £500.

Course start date
Course duration
5 weeks
Course type
Course times
5.00pm - 7.00pm
Course recurrence
Weekly (for 5 weeks)
Entry requirements
All modules are taught at Master’s level. You should be a practising solicitor or barrister or have a relevant first degree. Upon submission your application will be forwarded to the relevant module leader for consideration and you will be informed of the outcome within a few weeks.
Academic Lead
HH Sir Peter Thornton QC
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