My Business Counsel’s regulatory team has represented a variety of public and private organisations and individuals at inquests and, in Scotland, Fatal Accident Inquiries. Our specialist lawyers provide practical assistance and advice on the inquest process for public bodies, local authorities, and companies and individuals in the rail, healthcare, construction, mining and manufacturing sectors, amongst others.
The law relating to inquests is complex and the process can be daunting and confusing. Our inquest solicitors have an established record of representing families, other interested persons and witnesses. Although an inquest will not lead to a finding that an individual or an organisation is to blame for someone’s death, it can be a very important part of the process of holding people or bodies to account and in ensuring, where appropriate, that steps are taken to prevent deaths in similar circumstances occurring again. In some circumstances, an inquest can be the first step in deciding whether to bring a claim for damages against an employer or hospital or medical professional.
Our team's extensive experience of inquest work across the UK, including Northern Ireland, means we can support your business by anticipating likely issues, explaining the process, advising clients and calming staff nerves before, during and after an inquest.
An inquest will often be the first time the evidence regarding an incident will be heard in public, and so can attract significant media attention. Failure to be represented makes it all too easy for other interested persons to steer responsibility towards you and your business, resulting in comments or criticisms from the coroner or other parties that you cannot address.
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Ashleigh Harold is an award winning specialist regulatory and criminal defence lawyer with extensive experience handling interventions.