14 days ago
6 Months +
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an inquest lawyer wanting to work with the Coronors Office in the East Anglia area.
Our client at the coronors office is looking for a lawyer to be able to provide a high level of proactive legal advice and asstistance, personally handle a caseload of complex matters and undertake advice, preparation and advocacy with supervision from the coronor.
Your role as inquest lawyer will require you to, but not limited to:
- To carry a caseload of primarily complex legal work within the lawyer's specialism which will often involve new or complex processes and to be responsible for completing all aspects of the task in accordance with good legal practice
- To undertake a range of specific tasks as directed by HM Coroner under appropriate supervision suitable to the experience and expertise of the lawyer which may include development of a specialism in related areas of law
- Required to draft documents with accuracy for HM Coroner and Coroner's Officers as directed
- Obtain the necessary evidence required by HM Coroner to enable them to discharge their duties, including obtaining statements from witnesses, collating police statements and medical reports and reports from other departments, to explain the Who, When, Where and How requirements of the Coronial function
- Prepare the file for HM Coroner and arrange inquests, including venue, warning of witnesses, informing relatives and interested parties and summoning a jury, if required
- Attend inquests to maintain relevant processes so that the inquest complies with statutory provisions and requirements of HM Coroner and to ensure the smooth running of the inquest, including swearing in of witnesses (including working co-operatively with volunteers from the Coroners Support Service for witness and family care)
- Ensure that witnesses and jurors at inquests are aware of procedures for payments of expenses as per Home Office Fees and Allowances
- Provide support to relatives and advise them and other witnesses on procedures in the Coroner's Court. Provide advice on action following inquest i.e. obtaining Death Certificate and appeal procedure
- To attend relevant departmental meetings
- To undertake such other duties and responsibilities as may be allocated from time to time the complexity of which may increase with experience
We encourage interested applicants to apply immediately to be considered for short listing. Alternatively should you require further information or wish to discuss your suitability before applying please contact Lewis Dainty in our Manchester office for a confidential discussion.
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