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Leading Juniors

Tom Leeper - St John's ChambersHe has a cautious and well balanced approach and never misses any facts or information.
Anna Midgley - Albion ChambersAnna is an excellent advocate. Her knowledge of the law is exceptional and her drafting skills persuasive. However, her key attribute is her kindness, empathy and her compassion for the families that she represents. These skills combines makes her a force to be reckoned with, in this area of law.
David Regan - St John's ChambersHe has an excellent manner with clients in the most sensitive and emotive cases.
Rachel Russell - St John's ChambersVery experienced across a range of inquest matters.
Richard Shepherd - Albion ChambersIdeal choice of counsel for Jury matters. Has an ability to explain complex matters to lay persons and navigate clients around legal and practical challenges at all stages of proceedings. Clients are always impressed by their friendly tone and he is a pleasure to instruct.
Matthew White - St John's ChambersHe is a standout counsel.
Emma Zeb - St John's ChambersEmma is very organised and sharp and always knows her papers very well. She is excellent with witnesses. She is also very approachable and happy to be available at all stages to talk matters through.

Rising Stars

Marcus Coates-Walker - St John's ChambersHe is great on his feet and his thoughtful approach endears him to coroners and other IPs alike. Lay clients love him. His sensitive manner really shines through, and sets him apart from others with the same call and beyond.
Alexander West - Albion ChambersHe is always thoughtful and considered and immediately puts my clients at ease. He has handled extremely emotive inquests with a calm and reassuring approach which has been invaluable in providing support and reassurance to my clients.

Inquests and inquiries in Regional Bar

St John's Chambers

Emma Zeb heads St John's Chambers' inquests department, representing public bodies such as prisons and local health boards in inquests. She acted in Re Conner Marshall for the private contractor to the probation service in an inquest into the management of an offender who committed a high-profile murder. David Regan and Tom Leeper both sit as deputy coroners, with Regan acting in complex multi-party inquests on clinical negligence, deaths in custody and the workplace and motorway collisions. Leeper acts for bereaved parties in inquests which often focus on mental health provision. Matthew White frequently undertakes Article 2 inquests and Human Rights Act claims.

Albion Chambers

With 'great strength in depth with very able juniors', the members of Albion Chambers are considered 'down to earth but strong impressive advocates who always have a friendly nature'. The set is also praised for 'always putting on good seminars to showcase their wider team's knowledge and skills'. In the inquests and inquiries space, the set represents families of the deceased, NHS Trusts, healthcare professionals, emergency-service trusts, care homes, and the Care Quality Commission. With a strong background in criminal advocacy, Anna Midgley leads the set's inquest team and is active in both coroner-only and jury inquests. Head of Albion’s professional disciplinary team, Richard Shepherd has expertise in both inquests, regulatory and health and safety matters. Rising star Alexander West is typically instructed by public bodies who consider him 'a hugely impressive advocate'.