The Sofa Series… sitting down with DLA Piper – Inquests, care home residents, and medical negligence: ‘Maguire’ and the limits of Article 2

8 July 2020


In amongst the chaos of these uncertain times, sit down for a cup of tea from the comfort of your sofa at home and join 5 Essex Chambers for another episode of their WFH webinars – The Sofa Series.

In this episode, Jason Beer QC and Emma Price of 5 Essex Chambers will be 'sitting down with' Sarah Burton of DLA Piper to discuss the Court of Appeal's decision in R (Maguire) v HM Senior Coroner for Blackpool and Fylde [2020] EWCA Civ 738.

Date: Wednesday 15th July
Time: 2:30pm
Where: Your working from home space
Cost: Free
Registration: Please click here 

Handed down last month, the Court of Appeal's judgment analyses the extensive ECtHR and domestic jurisprudence on the extent of the positive obligations imposed by Art.2 ECHR in the context of a care home resident subject to a DoLS who may have died following errors in medical care and treatment. The decision is likely to be a very important one for coroners and practitioners in coronial, mental health and healthcare law, particularly so in the light of the significant number of deaths of care home residents in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. Jason, Emma and Sarah will discuss the case and its implications.


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