Coroners Court

Preparing For an Inquest – Key Skills for Presenting Effective Evidence –

Understanding the Investigation Processes & Possible Verdicts & Outcomes

Limited Early-bird Places Available

Date: 11th May 2018

Presenting evidence at an inquest can be a very daunting and very stressful process. Many witnesses feel they are on trial and being interrogated, rather than giving evidence to assist the coroner.

Knowledge of the witness specialist area of work may be tested, and technical terms have to be explained simply and clearly. It can also be unsettling when families have questions of their own.

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This practical Coroner’s Court Training course is designed to ensure delegates have the support and knowledge to give a truthful, confident and coherent account at a Coroner’s Court inquest.

The day will clarify the process, and delegates will undergo realistic questioning by an experienced Tutor. Delegates will leave this course with a better understanding on how the Coroner’s Court works how to prepare and give evidence in a confident, appropriate and professional manner.

Attendees will leave the day feeling more prepared for future cases with a full course pack (as well as an electronic copy) and a cert for 5 structured CPD points to add to their yearly CPD requirements

  • History of the Coroner’s Court
  • Awareness of when and why a case might be referred to a coroner
  • An understanding of the duties and jurisdiction of the coroner
  • Understanding the investigation processes and the possible verdicts and outcomes
  • Preparing for an inquest
  • Key skills for presenting effective evidence
  • How the inquisitorial system works
  • Preparing for the Coroner’s Court
  • Lawyers’ techniques and how to handle them
  • Confident, clear testimony under cross-examination
  • Introducing yourself and your experience powerfully
  • Who to speak to in court and what to call them
  • Possible findings and verdicts of the Coroner

This training day is relevant to individuals who are or may be requested to give evidence at an inquest relating to a death or who may be required to support service users or others to do so.

On completion you will receive your CMG MasterClass Certificate as well as your CPD Certificate containing 5 Structured CPD Hours. Please note certificates are issued only at the close of the training course to participants who complete the full day.

Samuel Deasy

Samuel Deasy is a practising barrister primarily based in Dublin. He currently works in a wide variety of areas with a focus on litigation work. Previously, he obtained a Diploma in Legal Studies from the King’s Inns and a Masters in Politics and International Relations from the University of Aberdeen. 


Training Environment:

CMG Professional Training courses take place at our state-of-the-art training facility in the Apex Building situated in the Beacon Quarter of Sandyford Industrial Estate, Dublin 18. The CMG Training Centre is accessible by the Luas, (Sandyford line, Stillorgan stop – 6 mins walk) several bus options (the number 11 travels from O Connell street Dublin and stops directly outside the training centre) and we are situated very close to the M50 at the Beacon Hospital corner. There are several car parks within a three minute walk from the training centre with very competitive ‘all day’ parking rates and we have a range of coffee shops (including Starbucks) as well as shops and restaurants nearby.

Date, Time & Venue:

Date: 11th May 2018

Times: 9.30 am to 3.30pm

Venue: Apex Building, Blackthorn Road, Sandyford Dublin 18

Course Cost:

This course costs €375 EARLY BIRD. The normal rate is €495. The rate Includes course documentation and light refreshments. While the course fee does not include lunch, we do provide freshly made sandwiches, nespresso coffee and a range of teas and fresh juice for those who require a light lunch. Alternatively you can avail of the local food stores and coffee shops opposite the training centre for hot food or alternative lunch options.

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