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LRSA Conference 2021 Presentations

The presentations from the 2021 LRSA Conference are available to view by LRSA members and Conference delegates via the following link https://www.lrsa.org.uk/events/2021Conference/

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10-11 November


This year's LRSA Conference, in partnership with the National Panel for Registration and the National Panel for Coroner Services, will be taking place at the Jurys Inn in Birmingham over two days. We are pleased to be able to return to a face-to-face event - Day One for Registration Services and Day Two for Coronial Services.

Event sponsors


The programme and speakers are being finalised and further information will be available here soon. The  programme to-date is as follows:

Day One Wednesday 10 November

9.00am - Refreshments available and registration

9.30am - Welcome - Paul Dumke, Chair LRSA & Jane Parker, Chair National Panel for Registration

9.45am - Kickstart to Conference

10.00am - Session One - Fees and Funding Group Anthony Birkett and Debra Owen, General Register Office

10.30am - Table discussion 

11.00am - Refreshment Break and exhibition viewing

11.15am - Session Two - The Nuffield Study "Leading couples and communities towards legally binding marriages: the role of registration services"  Dr Rajnaara Akhtar, Assistant Professor, School of Law, University of Warwick & Professor Rebecca Probert, University of Exeter 

11.35am - Table discussion

11.55am - Session Three - "Social media and the role it plays" Sarah Clare Taylor, Business Development Manager, Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea and LRSA Communications Officer

12.15pm - Table discussion

12.30pm - Lunch and exhibition viewing 

1.30pm -  Session Four - GRO Transformation Anthony Birkett, Debra Owen, Mark Prince, Georgina Botton, Barri Costello, Moray Busch, General Register Office

2.30pm - Table discussion

2.45pm - Session Five - "Medical Examiner Services: The Past, Present and Future"  Dr Ben Lobo, Regional Medical Examiner, Midlands and Siobhan Costello, Regional Medical Examiner Officer for Midlands and East of England

3.05pm - Table discussion

3.20pm - LRSA Annual General Meeting for LRSA Members only

3.40pm - Refreshment Break and exhibition viewing

3.55pm - Session Six - "National Registrars' Day and Awards" Sarah Clare Taylor, Business Development Manager RB of Kensington & Chelsea/LRSA Communications Officer and Anthony Hall, Superintendent Registrar, Darlington Borough Council

4.10pm - Table discussion

4.30pm - Close of Day One


Day Two Thursday 11 November


9.00am - Refreshments available and registration

9.30am - Welcome - Paul Dumke LRSA Chair and Karen Lounton, National Panel for Coroner Services

9.45am - Session One - "Medical Examiner Services in Coronial Terms: The Past, Present and Future"  Dr Ben Lobo, Regioinal Medical Examiner, Midlands and Siobhan Costello, Regional Medical Examiner Officer for Midlands and East of England

10.05am - Table discussion

10.20am - Session Two - Coroners Panel  Karen Lounton, Chair National Panel for Local Authority Coroner Services and Wendy Morgan-Brown, Vice Chair, National Panel for Local Authority Coroner Services

Benchmarking Theresa King, Coroner's Service Manager, Norfolk County Council

10.40am - Table discussion 

10.55am - Refreshment Break and exhibition viewing

11.10am - Session Three - Support Services "Adapting face to face support during a pandemic" Beverley Radcliffe, Director Coroners' Courts Support Services and Staff Commander Alexandra Milne MBE, First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (FANY)

11.30am - Table discussion

11.40am - Session Four - Chief Coroner's Office Derek Winter DL, Deputy Chief Coroner

12.00pm - Table discussion 

12.20pm - Lunch and exhibition viewing 

1.20pm -  Session Five - Collaboration Working Martin Birch, Operational Manager Bereavement  Registration Services for City and County of Cardiff

1.40pm - Table discussion

2.00pm - Session Six - Coroner Service Bereavement Support Joanne Kearsley, HM Senior Coroner, Manchester North and Fiona Murphy MBE, Director of Nursing, Northern Care Alliance 

2.30pm - Table discussion

2.50pm - Refreshment Break and exhibition viewing

3.10pm - Session Seven - Coronial Autopsy Practice in the 21st Century Dr David Bailey, Consultant Histopathologist, Chair RCOath (UK) Death Investigation Committee

The Gloucestershire Model Scott Riddell, Centre Manager Gloucestershire Coroner's Court

3.30pm - Table discussion

4.00pm - Close of Day Two


We are delighted to be able to hold the delegate fees from 2018:

One day delegate LRSA Member - £130 plus £26 VAT (£156)

One day delegate non-member - £180 plus £36 VAT (£216)

Two day delegate LRSA member - £210 plus £42 VAT (£252)

Two day delegate non-member - £260 plus £52 VAT (£312)

Delegate fees include entry to all sessions, refreshment breaks, lunch and delegate pack.

Book now

Booking for this year's event is now closed.  If you have any questions please email lrsaadmin@tsi.org.uk.

Hotel accommodation

The special rate at the venue, Jurys Inn for overnight accommodation has now expired.  The best rates will now be those available on line.


This year's exhibitors:


Equiniti Benefactor Death Notification Service


Kings Court Trust 

Life Ledger Ltd

Life’s Big Moments

Microform Imaging Ltd

Pineneedle Design Ltd


The National Will Register 

WPC Software