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Coroner’s Inquests

Our barristers are frequently instructed to act for interested persons at a wide range of inquests, both before a Coroner alone and those held with juries.

Members of Chambers have considerable experience of acting for employers, corporations, individuals, medical practitioners, bereaved families and public authorities at Coroners Inquests.

Inquests are often highly significant where there is an ongoing, or potential, investigation by the police, HSE or professional discipline agencies or where there are potential civil proceedings following a fatality.

High profile inquests in which members of Chambers have appeared include the inquest into the death of Harold Shipman in Wakefield prison, the inquest into the death of Jean Charles de Menezes who was shot by police officers at Stockwell tube station, the inquest following the death of Amitai Moshe – the young child who died from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome shortly after a Jewish ceremony of circumcision, the Lakanal inquest into the multiple deaths that occurred as a result of the tower block fire in Southwark and the M5 fog/fireworks inquests into the multiple fatalities that occurred in thick fog on a section of the motorway that adjoined the site of a fireworks display.

Instructions are often received to attend an inquest on behalf of a medical practitioner in advance of possible disciplinary or criminal proceedings; on behalf of members of the security services and police following a fatal shooting; and on behalf of employers following a work-related death investigation.

Get in touch

For further information and enquiries please contact our clerks team.

Call: +44 (0)20 7440 8888
Email: clerks@2bedfordrow.co.uk

Clerk: Paul Rodgers
Telephone: +44 (0)7894 125 434
Email: Click here

Latest Coroner’s Inquests news and publications

Cases 9th Aug 2017

Inquest return verdict of lawful killing

Ian Stern QC, instructed by Scott Ingram of Slater & Gordon, represented the Authorised Firearms Officer who went...

Cases 10th Jul 2014

Mark Duggan Inquest

Ian Stern QC acted on behalf of the 11 armed Metropolitan Police Officers (including the officer who fired the fatal...

Cases 15th Apr 2014

Taunton Rugby Club Inquest

Richard Matthews QC appeared for the club who had hosted a firework display close to the M5 motorway. Seven fatalities...

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