Offering outstanding support for inquests.
Our exceptional team has appeared in the most high-profile inquests of recent years. They are leaders in the field, with outstanding expertise that sets them apart. We employ effective strategies and forensic preparation from the start, with specialist barristers at all levels to handle whatever complexities arise.
Recognised as a leading set for inquests, we offer a comprehensive service covering every aspect of these challenging, stressful and often highly complicated processes. The team comprises a large number of inquest and coronial law specialists at all levels (including a Senior Coroner and a number of Assistant Coroners) with unparalleled expertise.
We have extensive inquest experience in a range of sectors, including the police, emergency services, healthcare providers, government departments, local authorities, prison services, security firms, the military, and both publicly listed and private companies.
We understand the sensitive nature of inquest proceedings and deploy inquisitorial advocacy skills appropriate to the high-profile clients we represent. Our barristers are praised for excellent client care skills and incisive, practical approach to handling difficult circumstances.
Our team’s expertise covers all stages of the inquest – from pre-inquest issues, such as investigation, disclosure, the need for a jury, anonymity, the ambit of inquests and the application of Article 2 of the ECHR, to the aftermath of inquests in implementing recommendations and ensuring organisational learning.
We share our knowledge through in-house training, lectures, regular newsletters and an annual conference. Our inquest team also provides advice and assistance to the victim support charity, Murdered Abroad.
Members of the inquest team have appeared as both counsel to Interested Persons and Counsel to the Inquest on numerous high profile inquests including:
To find out more about how our experts can help you during an inquest, contact our clerking team who will provide immediate support.
For more information please contact our clerks.
Call +44 (0) 20 7410 2000 or click here to email
Representing Corporate and Public bodies at inquests
Counsel to the Inquest
Public Law challenges to Coroners’ decisions
Compliance with duties of co-operation and candour
Advising on Regulation 28/ ‘Prevention of Future Death’ reports
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