The areas of work in which we have particular expertise, experience and excellence.
The team at 9 Gough Chambers represent interested parties at a very wide range of Inquests & Inquiries. We regularly act for police forces, victim’s families, Government Agencies, Hospital Trusts and other statutory bodies at Coroner’s inquests which are often Article 2 ECHR Jury Inquests.
We are well positioned to provide effective representation, based on our long standing relationship with Trade Union solicitors in relation to Inquests involving cases of industrial disease, fatal workplace accidents and road traffic accidents. Many industrial disease claims start out as Inquests and we are able to provide expert advocacy from an early stage, to ensure that necessary facts are brought to light which will form the foundation of future fatal accident claims.
On the police side we have acted for police authorities and individual officers at Inquests hearings for in excess of 25 years. Most of these are Jury Inquests and often the individual conduct of a police officer is under intense scrutiny. We are well positioned to cater for the high level of demand from such individuals and organisations, particularly when many inquests will receive significant media attention.
We draw on a large pool of resources from the individual specialist teams in providing representation at this level, with the ability to continue that representation, in the event that civil or criminal proceedings follow an Inquest verdict or Inquiry conclusion.
Recent Inquests that we have been involved in include:
Inquiries that we have been involved in include: