Inquests & Public Inquiries
Team members regularly advise and represent interested parties at inquests and can offer particular expertise on the question of challenging the decision of the Coroner in the High Court.
Members are at the forefront of this area of work and appear in many of the leading inquests of the last decade ranging from high profile military inquests to Coronial hearings involving some of the most high profile deaths in recent years. These inquests include those examining the deaths at Deepcut Barracks and the loss of lives in the Hercules Aircraft disaster.
One of the leading texts on the subject is written by John Cooper QC, Inquests, published by Hart (2011).
Chambers have also been involved in significant Public Inquiries including the Victoria Climbié Inquiry, the Marchioness Inquiry and the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry.
Recent International Inquiries have included a tribunal hearing in the Hague analysing the atrocities committed by the Republic of Iran in the 1980’s.
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