Inquests and inquiries in Regional Bar
Exchange Chambers' members are instructed in a wide range of inquests and inquires, from extremely high-profile work such as Louis Browne QC's involvement in the Manchester bombing and Grenfell Tower inquiries (for Salford University and number of firefighters respectively), to the clinical negligence and personal injury-adjacent work undertaken by Sara Sutherland.
Members of Garden Court North Chambers are well-regarded for their expertise in inquests, covering both high-profile inquests involving many parties, as well as those dealing with individual deaths. Pete Weatherby QC represents the "G3 Group" of bereaved, survivors and relatives (which includes those represented by Howe + Co Solicitors and Oliver Fisher) in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry and by bereaved families represented by Broudie Jackson Canter in the Manchester Arena inquests.
Lincoln House Chambers is home to Austin Welch, who represents the families of three victims in the Manchester Arena bombing inquiries. Welch is particularly experienced with inquests that contain a health and safety element, in addition to frequently representing government departments in inquests.
St John's Buildings is home to Laura Nash, who specialises in death in custody cases and care home deaths. Recent work includes representing a care home in an inquest into the death of a resident with complex medical needs, and acting for the family in an inquest into the death of a Polish national suffering from paranoid schizophrenia while in custody, where mental health assessments were conducted without an interpreter. Nash also sits as an assistant coroner.