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Richard Macklin Appointed Presiding Inquest Officer

Whelton Hiutin Partner Richard Macklin has been appointed as one of ten Ontario lawyer Presiding Inquest Officers. The appointment comes on the heels of a legislative change to the Coroners Act that allows a lawyer to preside at a Coroners Inquest. Until 2021, all presiding officers at Inquests were medically trained. The role is part-time and will complement Richard’s litigation practice.