Jury returns a verdict of lawful killing in Duggan

01 Jan 2018

Inquests and Inquiries, Public Law and Judicial Review

Ashley Underwood QC acted as Counsel to the Mark Duggan Inquest.

Running for nearly 4 months, the inquest into the killing that sparked riots throughout the country in 2010 drew to a close with a majority verdict in favour of lawful killing.

After the verdict Ashley quoted “This was an inquest into a death which caused almost unparalleled public concern. The key factual questions about the way the operation was conducted and whether Mr Duggan was armed when shot have been clearly answered. The Coroner will now consider whether he should report on lessons learned.”