Is There a Level Playing Field at Inquests? From Death on the Rock to the Birmingham Pub Bombings

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Is there is a level playing field between participants at inquests? What does ‘equality of arms’ mean? Is such a concept appropriate when looking at inquests? Are inquiries better? 

How have they developed since the IRA Death on The Rock case? What are the problems faced by those representing families, is there a case for fundamental change? If so what model should we adopt to replace the present system?

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This event was on Thu, 04 Feb 2021

Professor Leslie Thomas QC

Professor Leslie Thomas QC

Professor of Law

Professor Leslie Thomas QC was appointed Gresham Professor of Law in 2020 and is one of the top rated silks in the country, ranked leading individual by both Chambers and the Legal 500 (2022). He has been a QC since 2014.

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