Course date: 1st February 2019
Venue: Doughty Street Chambers
Course Time: 1.15pm - 5.15pm
Accreditation: 3 hours CPD
Lecturers’ Names: Adam Straw and Fiona Murphy
Description and brief synopsis
This half day course is catered for delegates at an advanced level
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Inquests and Inquiries: Advanced
Trainers: Adam Straw and Fiona Murphy
This advanced course will provide a comprehensive update of all significant legal and practical developments about inquests, investigations, inquiries and related civil claims over the last 12 months. It will help practitioners to get involved with important future legal developments, and give guidance on the issues that may be confronted in more complex cases.
1. A review of all important recent domestic and ECtHR cases and other legal developments, and an analysis of their implications for investigations, inquests, inquiries and civil claims.
2. Hot topics over the next 12 months.
3. Tips and tactical issues in public inquiries and other forms of inquiry, such as permission to question witnesses.
4. Complex cases, such as those involving large disasters, terrorism, sensitive material, historical deaths or abuse, and deaths abroad or caused by those abroad.
5. Public law challenges, including to coronial, CPS or IPCC decisions, failure to investigate, and failure to ensure disciplinary or criminal proceedings take place.
Lecture format. Case studies and question and answer sessions enable delegates to explore this area of law. Comprehensive course handouts will be distributed to all delegates.
Details of speakers
Adam Straw- Doughty Street Chambers: Adam has acted in the inquests or inquiries into the deaths of Mark Duggan, Azelle Rodney, Anthony Grainger, Alexander Litvinenko, Alexander Perepilichnyy, and Hillsborough. He acts either for the family or the tribunal. He currently represents the family of Jermaine Baker who was fatally shot by the police, and Neville Lawrence in the public inquiry into undercover policing, and is counsel for the inquiry in the custodial investigations unit of the CSA inquiry. Adam has a particular expertise in public law cases relating to death, inquests and inquiries. For example, he acted for the claimants in the recent challenge to the Birmingham Bombings inquest, and represented the family of Jean Charles de Menezes in the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights.
Adam co-authored the 2014 book 'Inquests - a practitioner's guide', and wrote the section of the Emmerson and Simor Human Rights Practice encyclopedia about article 2 (the right to life). He was awarded the Chambers & Partners Human Rights & Public Law junior of the year 2014.
Fiona Murphy is a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers specialising in claims against the police and other detaining authorities, inquests and inquiries, and related public law work.
Her current inquest and inquiry work includes the Grenfell Tower Inquiry, the Anthony Grainger Inquiry, the Undercover Policy Inquiry and instruction in relation to the restraint related deaths of Dalian Atkinson and Shane Bryant. She is also currently instructed in the Hillsborough Victims Misfeasance Group Litigation having been instructed in the 77 families’ team at the new Inquests. Other notable inquest and related litigation work the restraint related deaths of Jimmy Mubenga and Richard O’Brien who were found to be unlawfully killed and R (Lewis) v Shropshire Coroner. Fiona represents victims of human rights infringements.
Commercial rate: £115 + VAT - commercial organisations including barristers and solicitors in private practice.
Standard rate: £105 + VAT - statutory and not for profit organisations.