Red Lion Chambers has outstanding expertise conducting hearings before the Coroners’ courts. Our members have advised and participated in some of the most high-profile inquests in the country, including the Home Office’s investigation into the 7/7 bombings that took place on 7 July 2005.
Our work ranges from workplace deaths, road traffic accidents, death in custody cases, hospital and care home deaths, deaths in custody, and multi-death inquests such as the 7/7 inquest. Members also help conduct judicial review work and lecture on Article 2 related topics.
We have vast experience working with the various parties that can be involved in inquests, such as family members of the deceased, individuals involved in the ‘incident’, the Prison Service, the Home Office, and/or other Government departments.
The advocacy skills of our members, which have been honed in the adversarial format of criminal courts, are easily transferable to the inquisitorial format of a Coroner’s Court
Furthermore, if a lay client is likely to be the subject of an ensuing criminal trial, there is a distinct advantage to be gained in instructing the same counsel for both.