Guest speaker Christopher Stanley, a Litigation Consultant at KRW Law, Belfast, is part of the team representing 10 of the families of victims of the 1974 Birmingham pub bombings where he has been pivotal in the search for truth and in securing a fresh inquest.

The Annual Inquest Seminar takes place on Tuesday, May 1st at Maple House in Birmingham and will provide a comprehensive update on Coronial law and recent case law with a programme including a selection of eminent speakers covering a range of current topics.

Nageena Khalique QC, Head of the Public Law and Inquests groups, with extensive experience in deaths in custodial settings, as well as informal psychiatric settings, work accidents will welcome delegates to the seminar and present on Deaths in Healthcare and Social Care Settings.

She says: “We are extremely pleased that Christopher Stanley is able to join us as our key note speaker, and bring us up to date on the current situation with the inquest into the tragic deaths of 21 people, accompanied by legal analysis and context.

“In addition to the morning presentations, the afternoon session will again include an interactive workshop, which in previous years has been extremely well received, providing a forum for delegates to become involved in a mock inquest and stimulating debate over a wide range of subjects.”

Other topics covered will include Deaths in Custody, Developments with the European Court of Human Rights and Jury Inquests. Barristers presenting from No5 include Philip Rule, winner of the Legal Aid Practitioner Group’s award for Legal Aid Barrister of the Year 2017; Ian Brownhill who has particular expertise in the rights of persons detained, in police stations, prisons, immigration detention or care homes; James Dixon, whose main practice areas are prison law, actions against the police and inquests; and Rachel Riley has experience of inquest on healthcare and detention settings.