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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…

Coroner returns narrative verdict at inquest into the death of Amy Bottomley

John Schmitt was appointed pro bono by the charity Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) to represent the family of Amy Bottomley at her inquest on 25th-26th February. Her family had serious concerns about the quality of care she had received at Scarborough…

Widow of BP executive killed in the terrorist attack at the In Amenas gas facility in January 2013 expresses shock at security flaws

Shahram Sharghy

The Coroner in the Inquests into the deaths of seven British residents killed when an Al Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group attacked the In Amenas gas facility in Algeria in January 2013, has delivered a…

Tom Goodhead acts in Welsh NHS Inquest

Tom Goodhead has succeeded in securing an Article 2, ECHR Inquest for a Cardiff family following the death of their 93 year old mother in the care of the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board in January 2014.

On Friday 22nd January,…

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