Advocacy at Inquests

Advocacy at Inquests

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Virtual classes –
tailored for your staff


At your office –
tailored for your staff

Advocacy at Inquests is a practical course specifically designed to build the skills, competence and confidence of lawyers making applications and handling witnesses in the coroner’s court.

This practical advocacy training will help to develop your skills and build your confidence as an advocate representing clients at inquests.

Training Onsite or Live Online

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Course Content

Live Online

This is a blended course. 

The basic skills and conventions of advocacy are covered in our e-learning suite on Applications and Speeches.

Delegates then attend two practical workshops where they practice their skills and receive tutor feedback.  The workshops are based on a single case study which can be tailored for your team. 


E-learning – Applications and Speeches

Module 1 – Pre-Inquest Review

Preparing applications and making submissions at a Pre-Inquest Review (using extracts from the evidence and legal guidance):

  • Application for an Article 2 hearing with a jury
  • Application for disclosure
  • Application for admission of a social media post
Module 2 – Handling witnesses at an Inquest
  • Review a witness statement and plan your approach
  • Listen to the Coroner’s examination
  • Question the witness (with tutor feedback)
  • Intervening on inappropriate questions
  • Reviewing evidence from an expert witness
  • Examining an expert witness


Lawyers who attend the course will improve their ability to:

  • Prepare and deliver well-structured representations
  • Combat nerves
  • Pitch arguments appropriately
  • Use appropriate tone for impact
  • Persuade and build trust
  • Use a range of questioning types and techniques
  • Deal confidently with witnesses (including experts)


Interactive workshops with practical exercises and tutor feedback 

Advocacy at Inquests Live Online Course

8 to 10 hours



See Live Online for course details.

Advocacy at Inquests Face-to-face Course

8 to 10 hours



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James Welsh
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Olivia Checa Dover


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