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1 CROWN OFFICE ROW

The Chambers of Richard Booth QC

TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 7HH, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7797 7500
Fax:
Fax 020 7797 7550
DX:
1020 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.1cor.com
Brighton, London

Peter Skelton

Tel:
Work 020 7797 7500
Email:
1 CROWN OFFICE ROW (The Chambers of Richard Booth QC)

Position

Human rights litigation; multi-party actions; clinical negligence; personal injury; public inquiries; inquests. Cases: the Jimmy Savile Litigation; the Kenyan Emergency Group Litigation; the Leveson Inquiry; the Al Sweady Inquiry; the Winterbourne View Litigation; the Guantánamo Bay Detainee Litigation; Al Rawi v The Security Service and other [2011] 3 WLR 388 (Supreme Court case re secret civil hearings); the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry; the Cornwall Partnership Trust Litigation; the Rosemary Nelson Inquiry; the Nationwide Organ Group Litigation [2005] QB 506; the Clifford Ayling Inquiry; the Royal Liverpool Children’s Inquiry; the Bristol Royal Infirmary Inquiry.

Career

Called 1997; Middle Temple. Contributing author to ‘Public Inquiries’ (published by OUP in 2011).

Languages

Basic French.

Member

PNBA; PIBA.

Education

Trent College, Nottingham; University of York (BA First class); University of Cambridge (MPhil).


London Bar

Inquests and inquiries

Within: Inquests and inquiries – Leading silks

Peter Skelton QC - 1 Crown Office RowHe can plot the way through complex issues and his knowledge of coronial law is superb.

Within: Inquests and inquiries

1 Crown Office Row is considered ‘the go-to specialists for inquests and inquiries’. The set is involved in many of the most prominent inquests and inquiries as well as judicial reviews of coroners’ decisions. As an example of the work undertaken, Peter Skelton QC is counsel to the inquests into the deaths of 21 people in the Birmingham bombings case. Solicitors say ‘the clerking is great’.

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