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What Liz can do for you
Liz is an experienced healthcare advisory lawyer as a result of acting for NHS Trusts and Independent care home providers across the North East for over 10 years.
Liz is an experienced inquest lawyer and has regularly attended Coroners courts, acting on behalf of both acute and mental health NHS Trusts and care homes in complex inquests. She has provided management of cases dealing with complex acute and mental health policy issues, support of multiple witnesses and assessment of areas of risk together with robust inquest advocacy in HM Coroners courts.
Liz has provided legal advice to healthcare providers both independent and NHS/Public sector providers, including acute and mental health NHS Trusts, CCG’s and private health and social care providers and has acted on behalf of NHS bodies in the CoP in respect of welfare applications and s21a MCA challenges.
She provides advice and training on a wide range of issues including; inquest law and process, access to healthcare records, CQC compliance, scrutiny and enforcement issues, confidentiality, information sharing, mental capacity and consent, COP and risk and governance issues and serious incident reviews. Her work has also included advising on a range of policy documents and patient treatment decisions against the legislative and continuously changing regulatory background.
Liz is also a Trustee of Tyneside Women’s Health, a women’s mental health charity working across the Northeast.
Areas of expertise
- Court of Protection applications and challenges
- Mental capacity and treatment decisions
- CQC and regulatory issues
- Court of Protection challenges
- NHS continuing healthcare
- Commissioning decisions
The clients she works with
- NHS Trusts
- Private health and social care providers
- Inquests podcast series: episode 1 – “Overview of an inquest”
- Inquests podcast series: episode 2 – “Witness preparation”
- Inquests podcast series: episode 3 – “Giving evidence – what to expect”
- Inquests podcast series: episode 4 – “Article 2 and Juries”
- Inquests podcast series: episode 5 – “Conclusions”
- Inquests podcast series: episode 6 – “Regulation 28/PFD Reports”
Please join associate Liz Stokes for her inquest training webinar on 25 January. The aim of this webinar is to provide an introduction and overview of the inquest process. *This session is fully booked*View Event
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Season two, episode four: Prison inquests
Welcome to the second of our season 2 inquests podcasts on child inquests
The Inquests Podcasts return for a second season and will take listeners through the journey of specialist inquests, giving helpful background and advice. No1 - Inquests in care homes
The CQC has successfully prosecuted an acute Trust for failing to meet a fundamental standard of care. Whilst this is the latest criminal prosecution by the CQC for breach of fundamental standards, this case was the first in relation to failings in the standard of clinical care.
Welcome to the final in our series of inquests podcasts with associates Liz Stokes and Elspeth Rose from Hempsons' healthcare advisory team on Regulation 28/PFD Reports.
Welcome to the fifth in Hempsons’ series of inquests podcasts with associates Liz Stokes and Elspeth Rose from Hempsons healthcare advisory team.
Welcome to the fourth in Hempsons’ series of inquests podcasts with associates Liz Stokes and Elspeth Rose from Hempsons healthcare advisory team.
Welcome to the third in Hempsons’ series of inquests podcasts with associates Liz Stokes and Elspeth Rose from Hempsons healthcare advisory team. These podcasts will take listeners through the journey of an inquest from start to finish, giving helpful background and advice.