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mock inquest

  • 12 Mar 2019
  • Education Centre, Royal Derby Hospital, Derby

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Most clinical staff are called to give evidence at an inquest during their career, are you prepared?

It is important that NHS professionals understand their responsibility at inquests. This one day course provides essential knowledge, delivered by the Coroner for Derby and South Derbyshire and other legal experts, equipping delegates with the tools and insight needed to handle inquests confidently and compassionately.

Key facts

  • Did you know that since 2000, coroners’ inquests have increased by 25% to 35,473 in 2015?
  • Did you know that the Ministry of Justice published its first report on coroners’ Regulation 28 recommendations in July 2009?
  • Do you know how best to assist the coroner in an investigation and when giving oral evidence in court?

About the mock coroner’s inquest

The mock coroner’s inquest will be the focus of the afternoon. Presided over by the Coroner for Derby and South Derbyshire, the mock inquest will be an accurate re-enactment of a real life inquest. This will provide delegates with a realistic experience of what the coroner’s court is like, from opening to verdict.


09.00 – Registration and refreshments
09:20 – Introduction
09.30 – Reporting deaths and certification
10.00 – Introduction to inquests
10.55 – Coffee break
11.15 – Writing reports for the coroner including a case study, sample reports and group sessions
12.15 – Clinical staff, coroners and inquests
13.15 – Lunch
14.00 – Mock coroner’s inquest
15.30 – Coffee break
16.00 – What happens next? Reputation, disciplinary issues and negligence claims
16.30 – Questions

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venue details

Education Centre, Royal Derby Hospital, Derby

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frequently asked questions

An invoice will be sent to you approximately a month prior to the course date, or the invoice contact supplied on booking a place, for full payment of the course fee. Please note payment for the course is required prior to attendance.

All invoices and payments are processed by Royal Derby Hospitals.

Please address any purchase orders or invoice queries to:

Shirley Maidens
Income Section
Finance Department
Royal Derby Hospital
Uttoxeter Road
DE22 3NE
Tel 01332 786208

Royal Derby Hospital:
For those who work for Royal Derby Hospital, you are required to provide your budget code during registration, so an internal transfer can be arranged for the discounted rate of £130.

All prices are inclusive of VAT.

Anyone from an NHS Trust  who would like to attend  Mock Inquest course from Sept 2016  need to be  aware they need a Purchase Order number or the Trusts will not pay invoices.

All changes must be made in writing. If you are unable to attend, substitutions can be made without charge.
Cancellations received more than 14 working days prior to the course date will receive a full refund.

Cancellations received 8 to 14 working days prior to the course date will receive a refund of 50% of the price paid.

Cancellations received within 7 or less working days and non-attendance will require the full fee to be paid.

All cancellations, transfers and name changes must be made via email to (lauren.bradley-greer@brownejacobson.com). Refunds, where applicable, will be made within 30 days of receipt of cancellation. Letters should be sent to:

Lauren Bradley-Greer
Browne Jacobson LLP
Mowbray House
Castle Meadow Road
We reserve the right to cancel this event, change venues and substitute course speakers at our discretion. If this event is cancelled, delegates will receive a full refund of fees paid, if alternative dates are not acceptable.
If you require any further assistance please contact Lauren Bradley-Greer on +44 (0)330 045 2848 or lauren.bradley-greer@brownejacobson.com.

our speakers

Dr Robert Hunter

Dr Robert Hunter

HM Coroner for Derby and South Derbyshire

Dr Robert Hunter has been HM Coroner for Derby and South Derbyshire since 2008. He previously sat as Deputy Coroner in Cheshire for many years. Dr Hunter is one of only a handful of coroners who are both legally and medically qualified.

Simon Tait

Simon Tait

Partner and head of Health Advisory and Litigation

Simon Tait is a solicitor 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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Nicola evans

Nicola Evans


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 is currently working as a Consultant at Browne Jacobson, representing a variety of NHS and public bodies at inquest.

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Simon Tait

Simon Tait

Partner and head of Health Advisory and Litigation

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