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Should lawyers return sensitive client documentation to a client following the conclusion of an inquest?

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Published on LexisPSL on 07/02/2018

The following Corporate Crime Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Should lawyers return sensitive client documentation to a client following the conclusion of an inquest?
  • Coroners rules
  • Practice Compliance

Should lawyers return sensitive client documentation to a client following the conclusion of an inquest?

Coroners rules

There do not appear to be any specific rules on closing files within the Coroners and Justice Act 2009, Coroners (Investigations) Regulations 2013, SI 2013/1629 or the Coroners (Inquests) Rules 2013, SI 2013/1616.

Coroners do, however, have a wide range of powers to enable them to manage inquests effectively and have the power to manage disclosure under the Coroners (Inquests) Rules 2013, SI 2013/1616, Pt 3. These powers enable a coroner to make orders relating to the disclosure of documentation relevant to the inquest. Therefore, following an inquest, checks need to be made to ensure that any orders made by the coroner relating to the documentation disclosed during the inquest, and any undertakings given relating to the retention and use of the disclosure, are complied

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