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Police family liaison following road death and serious injury, 2013 conferences

These conferences took place on 2 October 2013 in Leeds, 7 October 2013 in Fife and 17 October 2013 in Bristol. These events were kindly sponsored by Fentons Solicitors, Irwin Mitchell, Pannone and Lyons Davidson. These events and this resource were provided by Brake's Sudden initiative.

The report is free and available to download here. 

The report contains:


  • Brake's work supporting families affected by a road crash, Louise MacRae, support services manager, Brake, the road safety charity
  • Support and services for victims of road traffic crime, Hannah Meyer, Victim and Criminal Proceedings Policy, Ministry of Justice
  • Contributory negligence in road crashes Jane Horton, partner, Irwin Mitchell solicitors and Deborah Johnson, principal lawyer and national manager (client support organisations), Fentons solicitors
  • Restorative justice and its use following road deaths, ACC Sean White, Association of Chief Police Officers
  • The role of the coroner following a road death, Cate Booth, senior coroner's officer, Dewsbury Coroner's Office
  • Support for patients and families following serious injuryDr Maggie Bellew, consultant clinical psychologist, Leeds Major Trauma Centre and Dr Ben Walton, clinical lead for major trauma, North Bristol NHS Trust
  • Death, dying and bereavement: the Islamic perspective, Mohammed Arshad, head of chaplaincy and Muslim chaplain, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

 A full list of upcoming Sudden events can be found here.