Inquests & Inquiries

The fundamental purpose of both Inquests and Public Inquiries is to get to the truth. They are often the only way for families to find answers when a loved one has died, or for professionals and other interested parties to bring forward their concerns about matters of significant public interest.

Whether you are a witness, family member, or an organisation, 25 Bedford Row has the barrister who can assist you.

It is essential to have access to expert legal representation to advise you on the process, how to engage and present your evidence whilst ensuring your rights are protected.

Members of 25 Bedford Row have extensive experience in both Inquests and Public Inquiries and continue to be involved in the most complex and high-profile cases of recent years.

Chambers has a flourishing reputation in Public Inquiries, building upon strong working relationships with specialist solicitors in this field. We are able to advise and assist with Core Participant applications and assist those who receive requests to provide evidence and statements to an Inquiry.

The expertise of chambers is reflected and enhanced by members being appointed as Counsel to the Inquiry (CTI). Those members have worked for months and years on high profile Public Inquiries and provide a unique insight into this field and how to ensure your interests and needs are met.

Our barristers are sought after due to having honed their skills in the criminal courts, acting for defendants in substantial, voluminous, and challenging cases. They bring a range of skills from disclosure management (including sensitive material) and witness handling to written and oral advocacy. 

We cover all aspects of coronial law with members advising and representing bereaved families, individuals, statutory bodies and corporate entities in cases covering a vast range of complex legal and factual issues.

We represent interested persons (IPs) in lengthy complex/high-profile inquests that attract intense media scrutiny.  

Chambers is experienced in challenging decisions of the Coroner in the High Court and has acted in judicial review proceedings arising from inquests in the Administrative Court.

We are noted by the Legal 500 for being “approachable, professional and reliable” and for our “genuine depth in numbers, expertise and legal talent”. 25 Bedford Row has been praised by Chambers UK for our “client focused, high quality service” and our “reputation for excellence”.



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