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  1. Inquests and inquiries – Leading silks
  2. Inquests and inquiries – Leading juniors

Inquests and inquiries – Leading silks

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    • Louis Browne QC - Exchange ChambersA fierce and equitable advocate.
    • Michael Rawlinson QC - Kings ChambersA very accessible silk who quickly gains the confidence of lay clients.
    • Pete Weatherby QC - Garden Court North ChambersAn excellent strategist, who approaches cases with the discipline of a military commander about to face the battlefield.

Inquests and inquiries – Leading juniors

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Cobden House Chambers houses David Sandiford, who is well versed in handling high-profile inquests involving police forces and deaths in custody.

Members of Exchange Chambers represent a range of parties in inquests and inquiries. In 2017, Louis Browne QC appeared in the high-profile High Court case concerning the funeral arrangements for convicted murderer Ian Brady, who had died in prison.

Garden Court North Chambers is well known for its expertise in inquests, in which the group frequently acts for bereaved families. Pete Weatherby QC is leading a team representing 73 victims in the Grenfell Tower inquiry, while Kate Stone is acting for the mother in the ongoing inquest into the death of 13-month old Poppi Worthington.

Patrick Cassidy at Kenworthy's Chambers is frequently instructed in Article 2 inquests pertaining to deaths in custody.

Recent work for Kings Chambers’ inquests and inquiries group include inquests into deaths in the military; Michael Rawlinson QC has particular expertise in this area.

The inquests and inquiries group at Lincoln House Chambers acts for families and large public bodies in inquests. Past instructions for the set include representing the police in the high-profile Hillsborough inquests.

The team at St John's Buildings represents emergency services, bereaved families, the armed services, healthcare professionals and police forces in inquests.

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