Inquests and Inquiries

Our barristers have been instructed in some of the most complex and high-profile inquests and inquiries in recent years, both in the UK and further afield.

We act for local and central government, public bodies, companies, insurers and private individuals on inquests and inquiries across a broad range of areas,  including historic child abuse inquiries. We advise on challenges to decisions of coroners by judicial review, and subsequent civil claims and criminal actions.

Our practice is strengthened through our relevant expertise across associated areas such as judicial review and human rights, health and social care and regulatory law.

Major inquests and inquiries in which our barristers have been instructed include:

  • The Shoreham disaster inquest: Acting for some of the families of the victims.
  • The Grenfell inquiry: Acting for one of the major interested persons involved in the inquiry
  • The Southall train crash Inquiry
  • The Hatfield train crash Inquiry
  • The Victoria Climbie Inquiry (advising social workers)
  • The Ladbroke Grove Rail Crash Inquiry

Other types of inquests in which members are regularly instructed on include:

  • Inquests following the death in custody, in a health setting, in the workplace, in a holiday or leisure setting and transport-related deaths
  • The adequacy of assessments and care plans for the provision of residential care
  • Good practice in the provision of services to vulnerable adults and children in a residential setting
  • Health issues in residential care homes
  • Delineation of responsibilities between local authorities and other service providers

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