Webinar replay: Russell Kennedy's Government CPD Series 2021 Session 4: The Coroners’ Court – The ‘Golden Rules’ of the jurisdiction

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Russell Kennedy's Government CPD Series for 2021 is held in a webinar format.

Our CPD Series is aimed at Government lawyers who are holders of Practising Certificates needing to obtain points in the compulsory CPD categories before 31st March 2021. This session is worth 1 CPD Point in Substantive Law.

On Friday 12 March 2021, Russell Kennedy held our fourth session on The Coroners’ Court – The ‘Golden Rules’ of the jurisdiction.

The Coroners Court can be a confusing jurisdiction. This session was aimed at those government lawyers who may have the responsibility of guiding a response to a coronial investigation or Inquest. It also had the application to any departmental or agency manager or employee that may find themselves involved in a coronial matter, and helped 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 can 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 the handling of 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 discusses some odd but true observations he has made over the years working in the coronial jurisdiction.

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