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Croydon Tram Crash

Following the inquest in the Croydon Tram crash where Andrew Ritchie QC, Giles Mooney QC and James Byrne acted for the 7 families of the deceased, the Coroner has made important Prevention of Future Death findings based on their submissions:

– Automatic…

John Schmitt represents family at the inquest touching Heike Mojay-Sinclare

The inquest has received national press coverage on account of the appalling tragedy of the death and the questions it raised as to how such a death could have been allowed to happen. John was instructed by Vashti Prescott of Kidd Rapinet…

Gaurang Naik secures substantial settlement for the estate of young school boy

Gaurang secured substantial settlement for the estate of a young boy Najeeb, aged 15, in this tragic and complex case on causation. 

Najeeb collapsed in a gym at school and the first paramedic on arrival misinterpreted the initial rhythm as non-schockable…

Jake Richards represents the family of Emma May at inquest

Jake Richards represented the family of Emma May at an Inquest, regarding her death from overdose of the pain-relief drug tramadol.

Emma died in June 2016, after growing increasingly reliant on and then addicted to tramadol. She leaves behind six children…

Inquest into Tunisia Terrorist Attack delayed until 2017

The full hearing of the inquest into the deaths of 30 British people killed in a terrorist attack in Tunisia in June 2015 will start on 16th January 2017.

Andrew Ritchie QC is representing the families of sixteen of the victims and…

Tom Goodhead secures settlement in Welsh NHS Case

Kathleen Neville passed away on the 3rd March, 2014, following admission to the University Hospital of Wales on the 28th November, 2013 with a fracture of the neck of her femur.

Mrs Neville suffered from hyopthyroidism and required a thyroid medication (levothyroxine)….

Hospital errors blamed for the death of baby Abigail Goodalll

A coroner has ruled that hospital errors were to blame for the death of Abigail Goodall who died in October 2014 at St Michael’s Hospital, Bristol.

Abigail was born with congenital heart disease and needed two catheter lines to be inserted into…

Andrew Ritchie QC to represent the families of 15 of the victims of the Tunisian terrorist attack at the inquest into their deaths

Andrew Ritchie QC is to represent the families of 15 victims of the Tunisian terrorist attack at the inquest into their deaths.  Thirty eight people were killed on 26 June 2015 when a gunman open fired at a hotel at the tourists…

Sarah Hunwick represents family of Richard Muzira at the inquest into his death

Sarah Hunwick represented the family of Richard Muzira at the inquest into his death which found that his death was the result of a road traffic collision.  

Richard Muzira was killed on 18 November 2013 after being dragged under the wheels…

Coroner makes prevention of future deaths report to Department of Health

On Thursday, 5 April 2012, Ronnie Gittens was taken by ambulance to St Thomas’ hospital in London Bridge suffering a psychotic breakdown and expressing dark thoughts about ending his life.  A psychiatrist assessed him as being “for admission”.  His home hospital was…

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