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


Mobile: +44 (0)7921 880 668


Tom Gibbons

Tom Gibbons 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.


Tom GibbonsEmail


Call: +44 (0)20 7634 9080


Mobile: +44 (0)7711 016 602


View clerk's team

William Norris KC

William Norris KC

Call: 1974 Silk: 1997

Matthias Kelly KC

Matthias Kelly KC

Call: 1979 Silk: 1999

Gregory Treverton-Jones KC

Gregory Treverton-Jones KC

Call: 1977 Silk: 2002

Neil Block KC

Neil Block KC

Call: 1980 Silk: 2002

Susan Rodway KC

Susan Rodway KC

Call: 1981 Silk: 2002

Colin McCaul KC

Colin McCaul KC

Call: 1978 Silk: 2003

Eleanor Grey KC

Eleanor Grey KC

Call: 1990 Silk: 2011

Jenni Richards KC

Jenni Richards KC

Call: 1991 Silk: 2011

Vikram Sachdeva KC

Vikram Sachdeva KC

Call: 1998 Silk: 2015

Derek O'Sullivan KC

Derek O'Sullivan KC

Call: 1990 Silk: 2016

James Todd KC

James Todd KC

Call: 1990 Silk: 2019

Victoria Butler-Cole KC

Victoria Butler-Cole KC

Call: 2005 Silk: 2019

Emily Formby KC

Emily Formby KC

Call: 1993 Silk: 2021

Judith Ayling KC

Judith Ayling KC

Call: 1998 Silk: 2021

David Bradly KC

David Bradly KC

Call: 1987 Silk: 2022

Geoffrey Brown

Geoffrey Brown

Call: 1981

Christian Du Cann

Christian Du Cann

Call: 1982

Bernard Doherty

Bernard Doherty

Call: 1990

Adam Fullwood

Adam Fullwood

Call: 1996

Caroline Truscott

Caroline Truscott

Call: 1998

Nicola Greaney

Nicola Greaney

Call: 1999

Colin Thomann

Colin Thomann

Call: 1999

Sian Davies

Sian Davies

Call: 1999

Katharine Scott

Katharine Scott

Call: 2000

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

Ian  Brownhill

Ian Brownhill

Call: 2009

Eliza Sharron

Eliza Sharron

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

Emily Wilsdon

Emily Wilsdon

Call: 2011

Jonathan Darby

Jonathan Darby

Call: 2012

Nicola Kohn

Nicola Kohn

Call: 2012

Adam Boukraa

Adam Boukraa

Call: 2013

Rosie Eleanor Scott

Rosie Eleanor Scott

Call: 2013

David Hopkins

David Hopkins

Call: 2013

Samuel Burrett

Samuel Burrett

Call: 2013

Scarlett Milligan

Scarlett Milligan

Call: 2015

Stephanie David

Stephanie David

Call: 2016

Augustus Ullstein KC

Augustus Ullstein KC

Call: 1970 Silk: 1992

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

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