Inquests and inquiries in Regional Bar
Members of KBW are commonly instructed by police forces in inquests and 'never fail to deliver the goods'. A key recent work example is Ian Mullarkey's representation of West Yorkshire Police in the inquest into the death of Nathan Cooke, who hanged himself within hours following his release from police custody.
New Park Court Chambers is home to Paul Greaney QC, who is involved in several major inquests and inquiries, often with a high degree of media attention. Notable high-profile mandates include the Manchester bombing inquiry, as well as the Grenfell Tower inquiry, with Greaney leading Nicholas De La Poer in the latter for gas contractor tRIIO.
Park Square Barristers is home to Janine Wolstenholme, who has significant experience in Article 2 inquests, and Tom Gent, who is particularly recommended for care home deaths, as well as inquests that overlap with health and safety issues. In a recent highlight, Wolstenholme represented the National Probation Service in an inquest into the death of a woman who was murdered by her former partner, who was a year previously released on license following a conviction for a previous murder in similar circumstances.
Parklane Plowden is a notable presence in inquests throughout the region with a particular focus on hospital and custody deaths. Georgina Nolan recently represented the widow of a man who died during the first robotic mitral valve repair surgery in the UK, in an inquest into his death, which concluded it came as a direct result of the surgery.