Trainers: Leslie Thomas QC, Daniel Machover, Helen Stone and Adam Straw

LAG's annual inquests and public inquiries training course has a revised programme for 2020. Rather than splitting the day into introductory and advanced sessions we will run the full day programme at an intermediate level covering all the latest case-law and providing practical and tactical guidance from leading practitioners in the field. The full programme is set out below and more detail on sessions can be found on LAG's website:


9.00-9.30am Coffee and registration

9.30-10.45 Session 1

  • Introduction
  • urgent issues to consider following a death
  • working with INQUEST
  • funding 
  • Looking ahead on disclosure, PIRs and procedural hearings

10.45- 11.30 Session 2: Inquest or Inquiry? 

11.30-11.45 Coffee

11.45-13.00 Session 3: Domestic case law update, trends and forecast / Civil claims case-law update

13.00-14.00 lunch

14.00-14.45 Session 4: European case law: update, trends and forecasts

14.45-15.15 Session 5: Civil claims

15.15-15.30 Tea

15.30- 16.15 Session 6: Evidence

16.15-17.00 Session 7: Conclusions

For more details on the programme:

Course materials/resources
Lecture format. Comprehensive course handouts will be distributed to all delegates. Questions and contributions from those involved in the cases under discussion are positively encouraged.