The Centre for Socio-Legal Studies (CSLS), University of Oxford, in association with the Foundation for Law, Justice and Society (FLJS), presents a CPD accredited conference for coroners, lawyers, pathologists, cardiologists and genetics experts


  • Sudden Adult Death - medical and legal understanding
  • Genetics of SADS for use in court
  • Coroner courts – Evidence, Rights and Procedures


Chair: Professor Hugh Watkins (Oxford)

Co-organisers:Dr Rebecca Money-Kyrle (CSLS),Dr Sonia Macleod (CSLS),Dr Andrew Money-Kyrle (consultant cardiologist, Bucks Healthcare Trust & OUH)

Speakers: Professor Jonathan Herring (Oxford University), Charles Foster (Oxford University and barrister of Outer Temple Chambers), Dr Elijah Behr (St Georges, University of London), Dr Patrick Gallagher, (Bristol University), Dr Richard Colling, Professor William McKenna, (The Heart Hospital, UCL), Dr Perry Elliot (The Heart Hospital, UCL, UK Cardiac Pathology Network)Dr Adela Williams, (Deputy Coroner, Westminster), Judy O’Sullivan, (British Heart Foundation)

Evening lecture by Michael J C Burgess OBE, Coroner of The Queen's Household and Legal Secretary of the Coroners' Society of England and Wales. The lecture will be followed by a dinner in hall in Trinity College.

The conference is free, but there will be a £45 charge for dinner.

CPD accredited for Doctors, Solicitors and Barristers.


For further information, including provisional programme and registration


We are grateful to the British Heart Foundation and the University of Oxford Law Faculty’s Research Support Fund for generous donations to fund this academic meeting