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24Feb

Remote Mock Inquest Training sessions

This is an important training course for practising clinicians and any NHS professionals who would benefit from understanding the inquest process, including those working in clinical governance and risk, complaints, family liaison and in-house legal teams. 

This virtual training course will provide essential knowledge, tools and insights delivered by the Senior Coroner for Derby and South Derbyshire and other legal experts.

The course covers the inquest process from start to finish and provides practical advice and guidance on reporting deaths and certification, writing reports for the Coroner and giving oral evidence in court or remotely. It includes a mock in-person inquest and a mock remote inquest hearing to provide a realistic experience of an inquest hearing from opening to conclusion and aims to introduce delegates to best practice when dealing with inquest hearings. The course also considers the wider implications of an inquest for the organisations and clinicians involved, looking at media coverage, compensation claims, disciplinary and professional implications.

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The course is split into four modules, all delivered remotely: 

Thursday 24 February 2022 – 12:00 – 13:30

On24 Webinar

This session will be delivered byDr Robert Hunter, HM Senior Coroner for Derby and South Derbyshire andSimon Tait, Head of Health Advisory and Litigation, Browne Jacobson Solicitors and Assistant Coroner for Yorkshire South East.

During the session, Dr Hunter will take you through the new statutory duties under the Notification of Death Regulations and the role of the Medical Examiner. Dr Hunter will provide practical hints and tips for reporting deaths and advice and guidance on reporting COVID deaths to the Coroner.

Simon Tait will then provide an overview of the inquest process and an introduction to Coronial law.

Thursday 03 March 2022– 12:00 – 13:30

On24 Webinar

This session will be delivered byDr Robert Hunter, HM Senior Coroner for Derby and South Derbyshire andNicola Evans,Consultant at Browne Jacobson, representing a variety of NHS and public bodies at complex inquests across a number of jurisdictions and advising on complex health law queries.

During the session, Nicola Evans will deliver a practical session full of hints and tips for writing your report to the Coroner. We will also hear from Dr Hunter with guidance for witnesses giving oral evidence in court or remotely, to equip you to give your evidence to the court confidently and compassionately.

Thursday 10 March 2022 - 12:30 – 14:30

On24 Webinar

During this session, we will show you a pre-filmed Mock Inquest both in court and via a mock remote inquest hearing to provide a realistic experience of a hearing from opening to Conclusion. The focus of this session will be on preparing for and attending an inquest hearing – both in person and remotely.

Simon Taitwill then deliver a session on the wider implications of the inquest for the organisations and clinicians involved, looking at media coverage, compensation claims, disciplinary and professional implications.

Thursday 17 March 2022 – 12:00 – 13:30

On24 Webinar

This module will be delivered by Mark Barnett and Rebecca Fitzpatrick, partners at Browne Jacobson and leading specialists in mental health law. Both regularly deal with inquests into deaths in a mental health setting. Rebecca also sits as a First Tier Judge in the Mental Health Tribunal.

This module builds on earlier modules but with a focus on issues which are unique to preparing for inquests in a mental health setting. Rebecca and Mark will provide an overview of the relevant Coronial law and will deliver a practical session full of hints and tips for healthcare professionals preparing to give evidence at an inquest where the death involves mental health services.

The cost of this course is £40+vat per module, £110+vat if you book to attend three modules or £145+vat for all four modules.

For delegates who attend the first three modules, you will be awarded a certificate at the conclusion of the course.

Once you have registered you will be taken to the payment options, you can either pay via debit/credit card or request an invoice. Please note, if payment is not received by February 2022 we will be unable to send you the joining information. If you wish to cancel your place, 4-weeks’ notice is required for a full refund. We are however, able to transfer your place to a colleague if requested.

Our speakers

Nicola evans

Nicola Evans

Consultant

Nicola Evans is an experienced Solicitor-Advocate specialising in health law. Having qualified in private practice almost twenty years ago, Nicola represented public bodies and families at inquests for several years. Nicola then spent 12 years working in the NHS, supporting clinicians and the Trust through the inquest process in her role as Associate Director of Legal Services at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust. Nicola now works as a Consultant at Browne Jacobson, representing a variety of NHS and public bodies at complex inquests across a number of jurisdictions and advising on complex health law queries.

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Simon Tait

Simon Tait

Partner

Simon Tait is a Partner and Head of Health Law at
Browne Jacobson LLP. He has over 25 years' experience representing clinicians and NHS Trusts at inquests. He also acts for medical defence organisations, defending clinical negligence claims, and advises on a wide range of health law issues for both NHS and private sector clients. He also sits as a part time Assistant Coroner in South-East Yorkshire.

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Mark Barnett

Mark Barnett

Partner

Mark Barnett specialises in clinical negligence and healthcare law, dealing with inquests, cases in the court of protection and advising health and social care clients on the Mental Capacity Act, DoLS and Mental Health Act.

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Rebecca Fitzpatrick

Rebecca Fitzpatrick

Partner

Specialises in all aspects of mental health and general healthcare law. Vast majority of practice that leads to court involvement is in the Court of Protection (mental capacity issues), the High Court (complex treatment cases, eg involving children), the Administrative Court (judicial review, human rights and community care issues) and the Coroner’s Court.

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