An inquest is called when there has been an unnatural or violent death, and to investigate how and why it happened. Inquests establish these facts and are often a means of holding people to account.
If it is suspected that the State or a large organisation either contributed or failed to prevent the death, those parties will appoint lawyers to represent their interests at the inquest.
If you were close to the deceased, it is important to have experienced lawyers on your side, to ensure that these facts are properly investigated. If you are a party likely to be summoned to give evidence at the inquest, you will want to be confident that you are properly supported through a challenging process.
We have substantial experience in acting in inquests for families and other interested parties.
- Advising a high-profile individual in the Hillsborough inquest.
- Advising an interested party in the inquest into the fatal stabbing of Yousef Makki (the Manchester schoolboy).
- Advising an interested party in relation to a death allegedly caused by Covid-19.