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Barristers' Health and Safety Inquest Event


Solicitors from Eversheds' regulatory team and barristers from Trinity Chambers jointly presented a positively received mock Coroner’s Inquest to members and guests of the Tyne and Wear branch of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). 

The event, which took place on the evening of 24th January 2013, at Durham County Hall, Durham County Council provided an insight into how a Coroner’s Inquest was conducted following a fictional workplace fatality. During the highly practical event attended by nearly 100 delegates, the role of the Coroner, witnesses and the Jury were explored together with the various verdicts which the Coroner and Jury could reach. Those attending came from a diverse range of organisations including Local Authorities, Police Authorities, NHS Trusts, Fire and Rescue services as well as representatives from the region’s demolition, engineering, manufacturing, construction and consulting industries. 

Feedback included:- 

Absolutely brilliant – thoroughly informative – lots of information 
Well presented enjoyable evening 
Very interesting, useful and professional 
Absolutely fantastic 
An excellent presentation – well produced 
Frighteningly excellent - a really good insight 
A great insight brilliant explanations realistic examples 
BRILLIANT! 
Loved it and very professional would to love see / attend more at same location or within North East area. 
Excellent venue, excellent refreshments, excellent role play and explanation of an inquest. Thank you! 

The mock hearing was delivered by experienced barristers from Trinity Chambers who regularly represent parties at Coroner’s Inquests together with solicitors from Eversheds' regulatory team who deal with all stages of the Inquest process. Caroline Goodwin, barrister from Trinity Chambers played the role of the Coroner. Ros Scott Bell and James Kemp also barristers from Trinity Chambers, represented the interested parties together with Tim Hill, Regulatory partner from Eversheds Solicitors. The witnesses included Andrew Bennett, solicitor from Eversheds' Regulatory team and James McHugh and Laura Nagel from Trinity Chambers. The Trinity barristers involved included members of Chambers’ Regulatory and Personal Injury Practice Groups.

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