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.
Training Onsite or 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.
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
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