Louise Pinder

Associate law lecturer Louise Pinder, poses at a whiteboard

Position: Associate Lecturer

College: College of Business, Law and Social Sciences

Department: Law, Criminology and Social Sciences

Subject area: Law:

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I teach the Coroners Court module, which is part of a number of undergraduate law programmesI'm currently the HM Assistant Coroner in Derby and Vice President of the East Midlands Coroners Society.

Experience in industry

I sat for the first time as a coroner in 2005. I have conducted thousands of investigations and inquests to date involving all manner of sudden, unexpected and unexplained deaths including:

  • accidental deaths (falls and road traffic collisions)
  • industrial disease
  • suicide
  • hospital deaths
  • drug and alcohol related deaths
  • deaths in police and prison custody, and
  • mental health legislation detainees.

Earlier in my career, I worked in London for a large international law firm and then returned to Derby to become a defence advocate working in the criminal courts in both Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. I later left private practice and was employed by a small public company to undertake a variety of corporate law 'in house'.

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