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The inquest process is of profound importance to many families. A properly conducted investigation and inquest which exposes the truth, culminates in a finding about what went right and what went wrong, and makes recommendations for change, can help relatives to recover after a death.
Inquests: a practitioner's guide seeks to assist legal practitioners in promoting the rights of bereaved people who become involved in inquests. It is uniquely focused on examining the practice and procedure of the coroner's court from the point of view of practitioner acting for the bereaved.
Since the last edition the coronial system in England and Wales has undergone fundamental reform. This edition is up to date to include:
Inquests: a practitioner's guide is a comprehensive yet accessible and practical guide. There is thorough consideration of the practice and procedure of the coroner's court, in-depth analysis of an ever-evolving body of case-law in UK and Strasbourg alongside practical and tactical guidance for practitioners from reporting the death through to the hearing, funding and remedies.