New guidelines published for legal professionals practising within the Coroners’ Courts

The Bar Standards Board, with the Solicitors Regulation Authority and CILEx Regulation have outlined new guidelines for solicitors, barristers and CILEx advocates working in the Coroners court.

This includes:

  • A set of competences which spell out the standards expected of lawyers by the regulators and the public
  • Guidance and other resources to help make sure that the standards are met.

These new guidelines have been introduced on the back of concerns about the standards of practice among some lawyers in the Coroner’s Court. The adversarial approach taken by some have been seen as a particular issue that needs addressing.

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