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Introduction to Inquests

  • 20 January 2020
  • Malmaison Oxford
  • 9:45 am - 4:30 pm
  • CPD accredited: 5.5 hours
  • £375 + VAT

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Introduction to Inquests£375.00 + VAT20 Jan 2020, Oxford

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09.45 Registration
10.00 Inquest Overview – A Lawyer’s Perspective
An introduction to the legislation and procedures; stages of an Inquest process; the role of the clinician: from certifying a death through to giving factual evidence to the Coroner; professional/disciplinary outcomes and litigation.
11.30 Refreshments
11.45 Inquest Overview – The Court’s Perspective
Explanation of the processes from the Coroner’s Court perspective, including advice about appearing in Court and information about support available for factual witnesses.
12.30 Lunch
13.30 Inquest Overview – A Clinician’s Perspective
Insight from a factual witness: practicalities of being involved in the Inquest process, advice on how to prepare and participate in the process fully.
14.15 Writing your statement to the Coroner: Tips and Techniques
Practical session: content and tone of a witness statement. 
15.00 Refreshments
15.15 Giving Evidence at the Inquest: Tips & Techniques
Interactive workshop addressing giving evidence to the Coroner, including how to prepare for being questioned by a barrister or family members.
16.00 Summing Up
Review of the days content, open forum for questions and feedback

Course Overview

This course is designed to familiarise clinicians with the Inquest process, and the procedure in the Coroner’s Court.

The opening session will provide an overview of the Inquest process from a legal perspective, covering issues such as: what triggers an Inquest; the Coroner’s remit; the role of the clinician, from certifying a death to giving evidence to the Coroner.  The session will close with a discussion of what happens after the Coroner’s verdict.  In some cases there may be professional implications, such as disciplinary proceedings or clinical negligence proceedings.

The Coroner’s Court Officer from the Oxfordshire Coroner’s Court will introduce delegates to Court processes and highlight the support available for witnesses of fact throughout the Inquest process.  This session will close with a Q&A

The post-lunch sessions will be delivered and facilitated by an experienced factual witness.  Dr Danbury will talk through the practicalities of being involved in an Inquest process, offering guidance on seeking support and how to comply with the requirements of the Court.

The afternoon includes interactive sessions to give delegates the opportunity to learn how to structure their factual witness evidence, both written and oral.  Please do not bring any paperwork to these sessions relating to open Inquests.

Invitation to delegates to attend Inquest at Oxfordshire Coroner’s Court

Delegates are welcome to attend an Inquest at the Oxfordshire Coroner’s Court on the day afterthe training, listed for 10am.  This Inquest is due to include factual witnesses in proceedings.  Please let us know in advance if you would like to attend.  We will liaise with the Coroner’s Court to ensure you have details of the time and estimated length of the Inquest.

Note: this training course is not aimed at clinicians providing expert evidence to the Coroner. It is an introduction to Inquests for those who want to know more about Inquest processes generally, or who are providing evidence as a factual witness.

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Event Details

  • Monday 20 January 2020, 9.45am-4.30pm
  • CPD accredted – 5.5 hours
  • Malmaison, Oxford
  • £375 +VAT

Note: this training course is not aimed at clinicians providing expert evidence to the Coroner. It is an introduction to Inquests for those who want to know more about Inquest processes generally, or who are providing evidence as a factual witness.

Malmaison Oxford
Oxford Castle, 3 New Road
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 1AY United Kingdom
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Phone:
01865 689944
Website:
https://www.malmaison.com/locations/oxford/

Directions

By rail

Malmaison Oxford is a brisk 5 minute walk from Oxford railway station. Proceed left out of the station towards the city centre along Park End Street; at the end of Park End Street, walk through to New Road and the Hotel is 300 yards on the right.

By car

We recommend you use the Oxford Park & Ride service.  All five Park & Ride locations serve the Westgate Centre, which is adjacent the Coroner’s Court and Malmaison Hotel at Oxford Castle.

https://parkandride.oxfordbus.co.uk/where-to-park/

Driving to the venue

There is a limit of 30 onsite parking spaces at the hotel which must be booked in advance by contacting the hotel on 01865 268400.  The charge is £28.50 for an overnight stay. Spaces are subject to availability and must be booked prior to your stay in order to guarantee a reserved space. You will be asked to leave your keys with our reception team upon arrival. Please contact the hotel for further details.

Car parking spaces are not secure and vehicles and their contents left in the car parking facility are at the owner’s sole risk in all respects.

Sat Nav

Please use postcode 3 New Road, Oxford, OX1 1AY.

Oxford is currently undergoing a number of new road layouts. Please allow extra time for your journey to and from the hotel. Due to the changing road closures, please check road signs when following Sat Nav instructions – Oxford City Council have introduced some prohibitions to private ar access in the City centre.

From the A34 (Oxford Western Bypass)

Take the A420 Botley exit towards Oxford. Follow the signs towards the City Centre along the Botley Road, pass under the railway bridge and turn right at the next set of traffic lights. Immediately turn left into Park End Street; at the next set of traffic lights drive straight across into New Road and the Hotel is 300 yards on the right.

To locate you need to follow the brown tourist signs with the emblem for the Castle. Upon approaching the Castle, the hotel is set 200 yards down the main drive, past the the Slug and Lettuce Bar & Prezzo restaurants.

From London M40/from Birmingham M40

Leave the M40 at Junction 9 (signposted Oxford A34). Follow the A34 southbound until the Botley interchange. Follow the A420 to city centre (see directions from the A34 above).

From M4/A34

Leave the M4 at Junction 13 (signposted Newbury, Oxford and A34). Follow the A34 northbound until you reach the Botley interchange. Follow the A420 to city centre (see directions from the A34 above).

There are two council car parks located in the city centre; Worcester Street Car Park and The Oxpens Car Park. Both are located within 5 minutes walk of the hotel.