Fiona Barton KC, Russell Fortt and Bobby Talalay acting in the Keyham mass shooting Inquests

16 January 2023

On 17 January 2023, the Senior Coroner for Plymouth, Torbay and South Devon opens the Inquests for the victims of Jake Davison, who killed five people in Keyham, Plymouth on 12 August 2021 with a licensed shotgun and then killed himself.

The inquests will focus on the decisions by Devon and Cornwall Police to provide a shotgun certificate to Mr Davison and to return his shotgun after it had been seized in 2020, as well as the systems in place within the police in Devon and Cornwall and nationally around firearms licensing.

Fiona Barton KC and Bobby Talalay act for the Chief Constable of Devon and Cornwall Police and Russell Fortt acts for the head of firearms policy at the Home Office. The inquests are expected to last for six weeks.




Fiona Barton KC

Call 1986 | Silk 2011

Russell Fortt

Call 1999

Robert Talalay

Call 2010

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