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The Coroners Court can be a confusing jurisdiction. This session was designed for government lawyers who may have the responsibility of guiding a response to a Coronial investigation or Inquest. It also has application to any departmental or agency manager or employee that may find themselves involved in a Coronial matter, and will help orientate them to the forces that animate these types of hearings.
This session was clearly and concisely based upon an analysis of a number of ‘golden rules’ which will help in understanding why things work the way they do and assist clients in interacting with the jurisdiction and also contribute usefully to the societal function that the Coroners Court fulfils.
Principal and highly regarded senior member of Russell Kennedy’s Government team, Ben Lloyd discussed in relation to handling witnesses, evidential management, tactics and the statutory and regulatory framework, and procedure to give attendees confidence in managing interactions with this interesting jurisdiction.
Ben also covered some odd but true observations he has made over the years working within the Coronial jurisdiction.
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