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Leading Silks

Paul Greaney QC - New Park Court ChambersA superb choice for dealing with complex high-profile inquests and inquiries. His extensive knowledge of both criminal law and coronial law, together with his tenacity make him extremely popular with both solicitors and lay clients.

2020 Silks

Nicholas De La Poer QC - New Park Court ChambersPulls out all of the stops to ensure the best possible outcome.

Leading Juniors

Leila Benyounes - Parklane PlowdenShe does not back down in the face of adversity. She is extremely approachable and make those they are working with, whether it be those instructing, the expert or the client, feel at ease.
Richard Copnall - Parklane PlowdenThoroughly prepared and organised for any eventuality. Great rapport with clients and strong, tactical and sensical advocacy which gets to the route of the matter. Adaptable to different cases and works well under high pressure.
Tom Gent - Park Square BarristersExtremely thorough, professional and dedicated.
Lorraine Harris - Park Square BarristersLorraine is a conscientious and thoughtful advocate who demonstrates absolute commitment to do the best for each of their clients.
Kirsten Mercer - Park Square BarristersHer client focused attitude coupled with her tenacity ensures she delivers a premium service to those who instruct her. She has a serious attitude to the matter in hand, delivering well prepared and fully researched work. A trusted barrister in her field.
Ian Mullarkey - KBWA star performer.
Georgina Nolan - Parklane PlowdenShe is an excellent advocate and very quick on her feet. She has a firm command of all of the relevant issues and the minutiae of the evidence, which makes for excellent cross-examination. She is also outstanding with clients: empathetic, pragmatic and reassuring.
Kate Wilson - Park Square BarristersExtremely diligent and thorough, and able to get on top of the issues.
Janine Wolstenholme - Park Square BarristersA highly accomplished advocate who works extremely hard for clients.

Rising Stars

Simon Connolly - Park Square BarristersOn a solid foundation of representing clients throughout his distinguished career as a solicitor Mr Connolly has moved seamlessly to the bar to deliver the same high quality of work. His knowledge in healthcare ensures a wealth of instructions. He has a confident yet amenable approach in court. A very capable advocate indeed.

Inquests and inquiries in Regional Bar


The team at KBW frequently act in inquests involving reputational issues and significant media attention, providing continuing advice in related proceedings such as criminal, health and safety, and disciplinary proceedings. As one of chambers' members with Developed Vetting security clearance, Ian Mullarkey is able to act in cases containing highly sensitive material. He acts for police forces and healthcare providers in inquests relating to deaths in custody, including Article 2 matters.

Park Square Barristers Ltd.

Park Square Barristers counts assistant coroners, treasury counsel and specialist regulatory panel members among its team. The set takes on pro bono work as well as representing the Government Legal Department and Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Head of the team, Lorraine Harris, was formerly the Head of Crime Scene Investigation for Kent Police, and uses her breadth of knowledge and experience in representing interested parties including families, health care, local authorities, unions, and emergency workers. Janine Wolstenholme frequently undertakes Regulation 28 reporting and Article 2 matters, representing the Treasury Solicitor in an Article 2 inquest into a prisoner's death which involved far-reaching systemic failings. Tom Gent is experienced in acting for companies and individuals in inquests which involve the HSE as an interested party, as well as in representing local authorities and care providers in inquests over care home deaths. Former solicitor Simon Connolly has developed an impressive death in custody inquest practice.

New Park Court Chambers

New Park Court Chambers' team has worked on high-profile inquests including the Hillsborough Inquiry, for which four members of the set were instructed. Paul Greaney QC and new silk Nicholas de la Poer QC represent a core participant in the Grenfell Tower inquiry and are also involved in the Manchester Arena Bombing inquest, with Greaney instructed as leading counsel in the latter. Greaney also regularly acts in inquests involving health and safety issues and conduct of the police or healthcare practitioners. De la Poer specialises in crime and regulatory work.

Parklane Plowden

Parklane Plowden barristers undertake matters from inquest to civil action, with an emphasis on client care and sensitive handling of witnesses. Richard Copnall implements his personal injury expertise and scientific background to specialise in Human Rights Act claims, Article 2 inquests, and associated civil actions. He was recently instructed in high-profile cases involving the death of a child after discharge from hospital and a death during a police pursuit. Georgina Nolan represents bereaved families in inquests regarding deaths in custody and the workplace, clinical negligence, and industrial disease. Leila Benyounes also frequently appears in Article 2 inquests investigating media sensitive deaths in custody and inquests dealing with hospital deaths with complex medical issues.