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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 commanding advocate.’
    • Michael Rawlinson QC - Kings ChambersHe has encyclopaedic legal knowledge and excellent client rapport.’
    • Pete Weatherby QC - Garden Court North ChambersAn exceptional lawyer with a brilliant mind.’

Inquests and inquiries – Leading juniors

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Cobden House Chambers is known for police work; David Sandiford was recently instructed on behalf of Operation Resolve regarding the new inquests into the Hillsborough disaster.

The team at Exchange Chambers acts for bereaved families, clinicians, police forces and medical organisations in inquests.

Garden Court North Chambers is ‘an excellent set’ for inquests, with particular expertise in acting for bereaved families. A major highlight was its involvement in the Hillsborough inquests; Pete Weatherby QC led Kate Stone as part of a team of four advocates representing 22 of the bereaved families.

Kenworthy’s Chambers houses Patrick Cassidy, whose practice includes Article 2 inquests.

Members of Kings Chambers represent a range of parties in inquests. In 2016, Michael Rawlinson QC acted for the aircraft commander’s family in the inquest into the Lynx ZF540 helicopter crash in Afghanistan.

Lincoln House Chambers is known for representing families and large public bodies in inquests. The set was recently involved in the high-profile Hillsborough inquests, with members acting for the police.

The inquests and inquiries group at St John’s Buildings act for bereaved families, emergency services, healthcare professionals and the armed services in inquests. Simon Murray has particular expertise in Article 2 inquests arising from deaths in prison or psychiatric detention.

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