Public Inquiries and Inquests

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Public Inquiries and Inquests


When an independent public inquiry is set up to investigate an area of widespread public concern, it is crucial that all interested parties have access to strong and practical legal advice as soon as possible. The depth and level of an investigation triggered by an inquiry can be daunting. However, we possess the professional aptitude and competence to deal with the most complicated and contentious of issues as well as more concentrated and specific matters.

The nature of our work means that we are acutely aware of the demands and pressures placed upon modern organisations, whether commercial or private. That’s why we work hard to provide you with high quality, crystal clear legal advice alongside a comprehensive, committed service that can be tailored to suit all budgets.


We’ll make sense of the inquest process for you by providing practical advice and strong representation so that your position is represented fairly. We understand the importance of the proceedings in determining how fatal events should be properly viewed and our experienced legal team are capable of fully participating in an inquest.

Where a Coroner conducts a full inquiry, we will ensure you are completely involved from the beginning of proceedings to the conclusion at a final hearing. Should a particular case require the involvement of Counsel, we have an excellent network of skilled and respected barristers who will conduct your case upon our instruction.

We offer a full service to both companies and individuals who may be affected by a Coroner’s verdict and we are equipped to either defend or challenge a verdict by way of judicial review. In addition we can offer comprehensive advice with regard to your rights under the Human Rights Act 1998 as well as pursuing applications to the Divisional Court.

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Contact us if you require more information about public inquiries and inquests, or would like to discuss an issue with one of our solicitors in strict confidence and without obligation:

  • Request a free call back using the form on the right
  • Phone us during office hours on 0333 888 4040
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Who Can Help You?

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Marie Dancer

Managing Partner

Steve Roberts


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What we do...

Our dedicated team are able to provide focused advice on all matters relating to public, statutory and non-statutory inquiries and inquests including:

• The requirements to produce documents
• The powers to obtain witness evidence
• The restrictions placed upon public access to information
• The enforcement of powers to publish and issue reports
• The implementation and use of the Inquiries Act 2005

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