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At Richard Nelson LLP, our experienced lawyers can advise and represent doctors in coroner inquests.

If a patient has died in violent circumstances, or of unnatural or unknown causes, or 24 hours after admission to a hospital or after surgery, then there may be an inquest. Inquests are legal procedures to enable a coroner to decide who died, when, where, how and in what circumstances.

It is common for a doctor to give evidence in a coroner inquest where they have been involved in the patient’s care. Giving evidence at an inquest can be straightforward. However, if a doctor is regarded in an inquest as being an ‘interested person’ they will have a right to their own legal representation.

There are many reasons why a doctor may need their own independent legal representation in an inquest, including:

Richard Nelson LLP’s solcitors are experienced at representing doctors at coroner inquests and will ensure that you are prepared, that your case is presented in the best light possible and that your interests are protected in relation to the GMC.

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Richard Nelson LLP's lawyers offer impartial advice to doctors regarding Coroner Inquests and related matters. Contact us today to speak to one of our GMC lawyers in confidence without obligation:

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