Inquests

Inquests

What our barristers offer

We provide representation at Inquests on behalf of the various parties who may be interested therein: those who have been bereaved and those who may be implicated in the death (or face subsequent civil and/or criminal proceedings).

We have experience of acting for organisations such as government entities and charitable bodies, as well individuals and corporate entities. In the more sensitive cases, there is often the prospect or possibility of an unlawful killing verdict and sometimes the investigation of a suicide. Industrial accidents and clinical mishaps are mainstays of our involvement in this area, but we also deal with other cases across a wide range.

We are appreciative of the sensitivities which may arise, both for bereaved families and for others involved, and are able to offer guidance and help in relation to the procedural difficulties which are apt to arise and the potential interrelation with criminal and/or civil proceedings.

Examples of significant inquests:

  • Kings Cross.
  • The Marchioness.
  • The New Cross fire.
  • Iraq “friendly fire” inquest.

Examples of significant inquiries:

  • Al Sweady.
  • Hillsborough.
  • Kings Cross.
  • The Ayling Inquiry.
  • The Bristol Babies Inquiry.

Who to contact

Ben Sundborg

Ben Sundborg is the Senior Practice Manager for the Inquests team and will, along with the clerking team below, be able to help you with any questions.


Ben SundborgEmail


Call: +44 (0)20 7832 1179


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Neil Block QC

Neil Block QC

Call: 1980 Silk: 2002

Alison Foster QC

Alison Foster QC

Call: 1984 Silk: 2002

Augustus Ullstein QC

Augustus Ullstein QC

Call: 1970 Silk: 1992

William Norris QC

William Norris QC

Call: 1974 Silk: 1997

Matthias Kelly QC

Matthias Kelly QC

Call: 1979 Silk: 1999

Gregory Treverton-Jones QC

Gregory Treverton-Jones QC

Call: 1977 Silk: 2002

Susan Rodway QC

Susan Rodway QC

Call: 1981 Silk: 2002

Colin McCaul QC

Colin McCaul QC

Call: 1978 Silk: 2003

Charles Cory-Wright QC

Charles Cory-Wright QC

Call: 1984 Silk: 2006

Eleanor Grey QC

Eleanor Grey QC

Call: 1990 Silk: 2011

Jenni Richards QC

Jenni Richards QC

Call: 1991 Silk: 2011

Vikram Sachdeva QC

Vikram Sachdeva QC

Call: 1998 Silk: 2015

Derek O'Sullivan QC

Derek O'Sullivan QC

Call: 1990 Silk: 2016

Geoffrey Brown

Geoffrey Brown

Call: 1981

Christian Du Cann
David Bradly

David Bradly

Call: 1987

Bernard Doherty

Bernard Doherty

Call: 1990

James Todd

James Todd

Call: 1990

Emily Formby

Emily Formby

Call: 1993

Adam Fullwood

Adam Fullwood

Call: 1996

Judith Ayling

Judith Ayling

Call: 1998

Caroline Truscott
Nicola Greaney

Nicola Greaney

Call: 1999

Colin Thomann

Colin Thomann

Call: 1999

Sian Davies

Sian Davies

Call: 1999

Katharine Scott

Katharine Scott

Call: 2000

Robert Lazarus

Robert Lazarus

Call: 2004

Caroline Allen

Caroline Allen

Call: 2005

Alexis Hearnden

Alexis Hearnden

Call: 2005

Andrew Deakin

Andrew Deakin

Call: 2006

Peter Mant

Peter Mant

Call: 2006

Quintin Fraser

Quintin Fraser

Call: 2006

Edmund Townsend

Edmund Townsend

Call: 2006

Jack Holborn

Jack Holborn

Call: 2008

Benjamin Tankel

Benjamin Tankel

Call: 2009

Annabel Lee

Annabel Lee

Call: 2010

Emma Corkill

Emma Corkill

Call: 2010

Tom Tabori

Tom Tabori

Call: 2011

Melissa Shipley

Melissa Shipley

Call: 2011

Jonathan Darby

Jonathan Darby

Call: 2012

Nicola Kohn

Nicola Kohn

Call: 2012

Adam Boukraa

Adam Boukraa

Call: 2013

Sarah Bousfield

Sarah Bousfield

Call: 2013

Rosie Scott

Rosie Scott

Call: 2013

David Hopkins

David Hopkins

Call: 2013

Call +44 (0)20 7832 1111 for more information

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