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  1. Inquests and inquiries – Leading sets
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  3. Inquests and inquiries – 2016 silks
  4. Inquests and inquiries – 2017 silks
  5. Inquests and inquiries – Leading juniors

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    • Adam Straw - Doughty Street Chambers β€˜His impressive intellect is well-suited for unusual and complex inquests.’
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1 Crown Office Row has β€˜unparalleled strength in depth, which always β€œproduces the goods”’. The set receives instructions in inquests touching on medical and military deaths as well as deaths in custody and various high-profile disasters, such as Hillsborough and the Birmingham bombings (inquest pending).

Doughty Street Chambers is a β€˜go-to’ set for claimant representation in high-profile inquests and inquiries. Members appeared in all four legal teams representing families in Hillsborough and are currently engaged in the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse and the Undercover Policing Inquiry. Practice head Henrietta Hill QC also appeared in the inquest into the death of Alexander Perepilichnyy.

Serjeants’ Inn Chambers is β€˜a very polished set with a truly wonderful and well-deserved reputation for high-profile inquests’ such as Deepcut and Alexander Perepilichnyy. Members are equally adept at handling headline inquiries such as the Leveson Inquiry and the Undercover Policing Inquiry.

At Temple Garden Chambers, recent high-profile work saw Keith Morton QC instructed in the pending Shoreham Air Disaster inquest, while Nicholas Moss maintains a busy practice in military-related inquests

Three Raymond Buildings houses β€˜high-quality advocates at all levels of experience’, including Patrick Gibbs QC and Hugh Davies QC, who were among the multiple members involved in the Litvinenko inquest, and Stephen Walsh QC, who was instructed in the stadium safety stage of Hillsborough. The set has a strong criminal and regulatory background.

5 Essex Court maintains a solid reputation in the inquests and inquires space, thanks to its market-leading expertise in police defence work. Multiple members are involved in Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse and the Undercover Policing Inquiry, among other matters.

Hailed for being β€˜collaborative with solicitors and accessible to lay clients’, Garden Court Chambers is a β€˜service-focused’ set, and β€˜its excellent reputation is played out by each member’. Recent instructions include the Hillsborough, Ballymurphy and Alice Gross inquests as well as the Undercover Policing Inquiry.

The β€˜first-class’ Matrix Chambers is β€˜as professional as it gets’, β€˜delivering a top-end service’. Among the set’s high-profile work, Jonathan Glasson QC acted for the Independent Police Complaints Commission in the Mark Duggan inquest, which was subsequently appealed (Hugh Southey QC represented the family in the Court of Appeal).

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