Coroners’ inquests: why care providers need to be careful
By JEREMY ALLIN and PETER GROSE
Coroners’ inquests are a potential minefield for care providers. We live in a society which has become increasingly litigious and, unfortunately for care home providers, litigation or the threat of litigation or prosecution may be a very real consideration following Coroners’ investigations. The importance of specialist legal representation should therefore always be considered by care providers when they, or their members of staff, are asked to attend an inquest.
When will there be an inquest?