We are delighted to invite you to our latest webinars “Inquests, Human Rights and Covid-19” for solicitors, where we will discuss what role will inquests, a public inquiry, and Article 2 ECHR play in ensuring COVID19 deaths are investigated and lessons learned from the crisis.

In recent weeks the Chief Coroner Mark Lucraft QC has published several guidance notes addressing how coroners should approach COVID-19-related deaths. Most recently, and perhaps controversially, he has produced Guidance No. 37 on ‘Covid-19 deaths and possible exposure in the workplace’ (‘the Guidance’).

James Robottom and Rose Harvey-Sullivan have also written an article, published by Lexis Nexis considering key elements of the latest guidance and explore its implications for inquests arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. The article can be found here.

This short seminar series will examine what human rights law requires and cover the key issues and questions for coronial law and practice, including:

Inquests and COVID19: Friday 15th May 2020 – Ross Beaton & Rose Harvey-Sullivan

  • The impact of the Coronavirus Act 2020 and the Chief Coroner’s Guidance: inquest or public inquiry?
  • What are the reporting requirements for COVID19 deaths?
  • How will the crisis affect non-COVID investigations?

Article 2 ECHR and COVID19 – Friday 22nd May 2020 – James Robottom & Kate Temple-Mabe

  • What are the UK’s Article 2 obligations during the crisis?
  • When will an inquest be required into workplace or patient deaths?
  • Do alleged failures in preparation and PPE breach Article 2?
  • What does the Article 2 investigative duty require?
  • Will the disproportionate impact on BAME communities be fully investigated

To sign up to attend these webinars please email our Marketing Manager Hannah Sparkes on hsparkes@7br.co.uk

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