Inquests

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"A strong set for inquests and public inquiries, able to draw on a chambers-wide expertise in criminal and regulatory law."

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We are experts in coronial law. Members of chambers have been involved in most significant inquests of recent times, including the inquests into the Manchester Arena Terrorist Attack, the terrorist attacks on both London Bridge and Westminster Bridge, the the Mark Duggan Inquest, London Bombings of 7th July 2005, and the inquest into the death of Jean Charles De Menezes.

We appear in inquests of all kinds, including those relating to the action or inaction of the police, medical negligence, product liability, industrial disease and fatal workplace accidents.

Our experience includes acting as counsel to the inquest, representing bereaved families and other interested parties.

Inquests can leave interested parties vulnerable to criminal or regulatory investigations. Our expertise in the overlapping areas of crime, professional discipline, and health and safety enables us to protect client’s interests during the inquest as well as provide continuity of representation in any subsequent criminal or regulatory proceedings.

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To find the right inquests barrister, and to discuss any possible instructions, please contact our clerks on +44 (0)20 7400 6400 or email clerks@3rblaw.com.

Areas of expertise

Manchester Arena Terrorist Attack

Inquests into the Manchester Arena terrorist attack.

London Bridge Terrorist Attack

Inquests into the terrorist attack on London Bridge.

Westminster Bridge Terrorist Attack

Inquests into the terrorist attack on Westminster Bridge.

Sean Benton

Inquest into the death of a recruit at Deepcut Barracks.

Mark Duggan

Leading and junior counsel to the MPS, Counsel for the Silver Commander, Counsel for the investigating officers.

Olaseni Lewis

Represented 11 police officers involved in the restraint of Mr Lewis (a patient at the Bethlem Hospital who developed Acute Behavioural Disorder).

Ufton Nervet Inquest

Derailment of First Great Western Intercity 125 running from London Paddington to Plymouth resulting in 7 deaths and a number of serious injuries.

Ian Tomlinson

Death in course of G20 protests.

7/7 Bombings

Leading Counsel to the Inquests; Counsel to the British Transport Police; Counsel for victims' families.

Lakanal House

Camberwell tower block fire in which six people died.

Inquests barristers

Queen's Counsel

Alexander Cameron QC

Call: 1986 / QC: 2003

Barrister - Alexander Cameron QC

Richard Horwell QC

Call: 1976 / QC: 2006

Barrister - Richard Horwell QC

Michael Bromley-Martin QC

Call: 1979 / QC: 2002

Barrister - Michael Bromley-Martin QC

James Lewis QC

Call: 1987 / QC: 2002

Barrister - James Lewis QC

Patrick Gibbs QC

Call: 1986 / QC: 2006

Barrister - Patrick Gibbs QC

Helen Malcolm QC

Call: 1986 / QC: 2006

Barrister - Helen Malcolm QC

Stephen Walsh QC

Call: 1983 / QC: 2009

Barrister - Stephen Walsh QC

Hugo Keith QC

Call: 1989 / QC: 2009

Barrister - Hugo Keith QC

Hugh Davies OBE QC

Call: 1990 / QC: 2013

Barrister - Hugh Davies OBE QC

Jonathan Ashley-Norman QC

Call: 1989 / QC: 2016

Barrister - Jonathan Ashley-Norman QC

Alisdair Williamson QC

Call: 1994 / QC: 2017

Barrister - Alisdair Williamson QC

Richard Wormald QC

Call: 1993 / QC: 2019

Barrister - Richard Wormald QC
Junior Barristers

Richard Atchley

Call: 1977

Barrister - Richard Atchley

Neil Saunders

Call: 1983

Barrister - Neil Saunders

Ben Summers

Call: 1994

Barrister - Ben Summers

Saba Naqshbandi

Call: 1996

Barrister - Saba Naqshbandi

William Emlyn Jones

Call: 1996

Barrister - William Emlyn Jones

Edmund Gritt

Call: 1997

Barrister - Edmund Gritt

Ailsa Williamson

Call: 1997

Barrister - Ailsa Williamson

Kevin Baumber

Call: 1998

Barrister - Kevin Baumber

Clair Dobbin

Call: 1999

Barrister - Clair Dobbin

Guy Ladenburg

Call: 2000

Barrister - Guy Ladenburg

Nicholas Yeo

Call: 1999

Barrister - Nicholas Yeo

Sarah Le Fevre

Call: 2001

Barrister - Sarah Le Fevre

Matthew Butt

Call: 2002

Barrister - Matthew Butt

Ben Watson

Call: 2002

Barrister - Ben Watson

Luke Ponte

Call: 2003

Barrister - Luke Ponte

Rachel Scott

Call: 2004

Barrister - Rachel Scott

Rachel Barnes

Call: 2004

Barrister - Rachel Barnes

Bo-Eun Jung

Call: 2005

Barrister - Bo-Eun Jung

Robert Morris

Call: 2008

Barrister - Robert Morris

Emma Collins

Call: 2008

Barrister - Emma Collins

Heather Oliver

Call: 2010

Barrister - Heather Oliver

Kitty St Aubyn

Call: 2010

Barrister - Kitty St Aubyn

John Greany

Call: 2012

Barrister - John Greany

Daniel Mansell

Call: 2012

Barrister - Daniel Mansell

Eva Niculiu

Call: 2013

Barrister - Eva Niculiu

Reka Hollos

Call: 2014

Barrister - Reka Hollos

Thomas Bushnell

Call: 2013

Barrister - Thomas Bushnell

Rebecca Hadgett

Call: 2015

Barrister - Rebecca Hadgett

Genevieve Woods

Call: 2016

Barrister - Genevieve Woods

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