Short Course for Coroners and Lawyers21/02/2019

May-June 2019

Course Overview

The former Chief Coroner of England and Wales, HH Sir Peter Thornton QC, will repeat his short course entitled Coroners and Inquests at King’s College London in May and June. This will be a practical course for lawyers only.

Coroners and lawyers are invited to join this ‘enormously popular’ course.

The course will consist of a series of five interactive seminars which will explain and discuss the law and procedure of coroners, covering a comprehensive range of topics from reporting deaths, investigating cases, conducting inquests and reports to prevent future deaths. Participants will be expected to participate in discussion and give short presentations. They will consider the importance of the role played by coroners in the administration of justice: Who are they? What do they do? What is the purpose of their work? How should they do it?
Law courses at King’s College London are ranked within the top 10 in the country by The Guardian and The Complete University Guide and in the top 20 world-wide by QS World University Rankings. The Dickson Poon School of Law at King’s is ranked 1st in the UK for research by the Research Excellence Framework.

Students on a previous course said -
• Peter Thornton was particularly good and a very engaging teacher
• Extremely intellectually stimulating … very interesting topics and funny as well
• A very interesting module and entertaining … a great teacher
• An excellent module. Peter Thornton is a clear and captivating lecturer.

Course Details and Application Information
Course Dates: Tuesdays from 5-7pm on the following dates: 14, 21, 28 May 2019; and 4, 11 June 2019

Application Deadline: March 15, 2019. Please note a limited number of places are available, and you are encouraged to apply early to secure your place.

Course Fee: £500.00
Location: King’s College London, Strand Campus, Bush House
CPD Points: CPD points will be available for 10 hours together with a King’s College London certificate of completion.
Please write to the Dickson Poon School of Law Professional Services team at [email protected] with any questions.