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Inquests Grandstand Event | 15 September 2022 🗓 🗺

<!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>Parklane Plowden's Inquests Grandstand Event featuring guest speaker Deputy Chief Coroner, Derek Winter, is scheduled on the 15<sup>th</sup> September 2022. This is a hybrid event, so you can register to attend online or in-person at a venue (TBC) in Newcastle.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>This event provides seminars covering a range of topics and updates led by Parklane Plowden Chambers' team of Inquests specialists. A downloadable delegate pack will be made available to attendees prior to the event. The pack will include a case law update&nbsp;provided by&nbsp;<a href="https://www.parklaneplowden.co.uk/barristers/abigail-telford" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><strong>Abigail Telford</strong></a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://www.parklaneplowden.co.uk/barristers/megan-crowther" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><strong>Megan Crowther</strong></a>.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>Our&nbsp;barristers have substantial experience of representing a broad range of interested persons at inquests and public inquiries. They have a proven track record of handling complex and high-profile cases concerning deaths arising in a variety of circumstances and settings. From deaths in custody, to those arising in care homes and other institutions, the wealth of expertise available to bereaved families and corporate bodies is second to none.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p><em>This event is being delivered alongside the newly founded PLP Foundation,&nbsp;created to support local charities and social causes. We invite attendees to make&nbsp;voluntary donations, which&nbsp;will be donated to&nbsp;<a href="https://children-ne.org.uk/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Children North East</a>&nbsp;and the&nbsp;<a href="https://charliewaller.org/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Charlie Waller Trust</a>&nbsp;on behalf of the PLP Foundation.</em></p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p><strong>Programme</strong></p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>13:30 - Arrival and Registration</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>13:45 - Welcome and Introduction <br>By <strong><a href="https://www.parklaneplowden.co.uk/our-barristers/leila-benyounes/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Leila Benyounes</a></strong> and <strong><a href="https://www.parklaneplowden.co.uk/our-barristers/georgina-nolan/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Georgina Nolan</a></strong>.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>14:00 - 15:00: <strong>Recent Changes in the Coronial Service</strong><br>By<strong> Derek Winter</strong>, Deputy Chief Coroner and Senior Coroner for Sunderland</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>15:00 - 15:45: <strong>Article 2 and Inquests</strong><br>By <strong><a href="https://www.parklaneplowden.co.uk/our-barristers/leila-benyounes/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Leila Benyounes</a></strong> and <strong><a href="https://www.parklaneplowden.co.uk/our-barristers/richard-copnall/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Richard Copnall</a></strong>.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>15:45 Tea Break</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>16:00 - 16:45: <strong>Inquest Top Tips: a practical guide to getting the most out of an inquest</strong><br>By <strong><a href="https://www.parklaneplowden.co.uk/our-barristers/georgina-nolan/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Georgina Nolan</a></strong> and <strong><a href="https://www.parklaneplowden.co.uk/our-barristers/bronia-hartley/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Bronia Hartley</a></strong>.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>16:45 - 17:15: <strong>Inquest Costs and Funding</strong><br>By <strong><a href="https://www.parklaneplowden.co.uk/our-barristers/tom-semple/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Tom Semple</a></strong>.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>17:15 - Questions/Closing Remarks</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>17:30 - Social</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p></p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:heading {"level":5} --> <h5><strong><a href="http://lexlinks.parklaneplowden.co.uk/doForm.aspx?a=0xF15D4A97E0E04123&amp;d=0x49EB4C9596DBE1A5^0xBDC0B87423493533|0x40F3E49C83A12815^0xAF1BA1DD83354AE1|0xF1B146662D144B75^0x8A1CDD2DB76555E3|0x9CB58EF48012E032^0x73E9338657DBD6BE|0xA14B30AADF25AF0D^0x4538EA01547C6D9520542FC6B6F63C93|0x43D48F22BB6859DF^0x73E9338657DBD6BE|0xD52134AC788FF0FE^0xAF1BA1DD83354AE1|" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Register for the Inquests Team Grandstand</a></strong> <strong><a href="http://lexlinks.parklaneplowden.co.uk/doForm.aspx?a=0xF15D4A97E0E04123&amp;d=0x49EB4C9596DBE1A5^0xBDC0B87423493533|0x40F3E49C83A12815^0xAF1BA1DD83354AE1|0xF1B146662D144B75^0x8A1CDD2DB76555E3|0x9CB58EF48012E032^0x73E9338657DBD6BE|0xA14B30AADF25AF0D^0x4538EA01547C6D9520542FC6B6F63C93|0x43D48F22BB6859DF^0x73E9338657DBD6BE|0xD52134AC788FF0FE^0xAF1BA1DD83354AE1|" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Event</a>.</strong></h5> <!-- /wp:heading --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>Find out more about our Inquests and Inquiries team on this <a href="https://www.parklaneplowden.co.uk/expertise/inquests-inquiries-barristers/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">page</a>.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>For further enquiries please email&nbsp;<a href="mailto:events@parklaneplowden.co.uk" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">events@parklaneplowden.co.uk</a>&nbsp;</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph -->

Leila Benyounes and Georgina Nolan have been sworn in as Her Majesty’s Assistant Coroners

<!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>Parklane Plowden are pleased to announce that Joint Heads of the Inquests and Inquiries Team, <a href="https://www.parklaneplowden.co.uk/our-barristers/leila-benyounes/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Leila Benyounes</span></a> and <a href="https://www.parklaneplowden.co.uk/our-barristers/georgina-nolan/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Georgina Nola</span>n</a>, have been sworn in as Her Majesty’s Assistant Coroners.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>The swearing in ceremony took place on 27 January 2022 at City Hall in Sunderland and was conducted by the Chief Coroner for England and Wales, His Honour Judge Thomas Teague QC and attended by Deputy Chief Coroners, Derek Winter and Her Honour Judge Alexia Durran. The ceremony marked the official opening of the new Coroner’s Court and offices in Sunderland where Derek Winter is Senior Coroner.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>Leila was appointed as Assistant Coroner for Gateshead and South Tyneside in June 2021. Georgina was appointed as Assistant Coroner for Newcastle and North Tyneside and North and South Northumberland in October 2021. Both are appointed to the Attorney General’s Civil Panel A.&nbsp;</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>Leila and Georgina sit on a part-time basis and remain fully able to accept instructions.&nbsp;</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>Ranked by <em>Legal 500 </em>and <em>Chambers and Partners</em>, the <a href="https://www.parklaneplowden.co.uk/expertise/inquests-inquiries-barristers/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Inquests and Inquiries Team</span></a> at Parklane Plowden has a wealth of experience and expertise representing interested persons. The Team has a proven track record handling complex and high-profile cases with media sensitivity.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>Please click <a href="https://www.parklaneplowden.co.uk/expertise/inquests-inquiries-barristers/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">here</span></a> for further details</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph -->