Recognised as a leading set in the field of inquest work, public inquiries, representing bereaved families as well as other actions of the State, we have breadth and depth of experience in coronial law. Our members have appeared in many high profile and controversial inquests over the years.

Appearing in jury inquests, claims for judicial review of coroners’ decisions and subsequent damages claims, we also advise and represent in clinical negligence, personal injury, human rights, mental health and public law (including prisons, police, the military and the intelligence services) cases. Chambers are able to advise and represent interested persons and coroners in the most complex of cases.

We provide representation to families and other interested persons, including clinical practitioners, NHS bodies, private health care providers, government
departments (including the Home Office, the Ministry of Defence and the intelligence services), the police and local authorities. Our members have been Counsel to the Coroner and regularly undertake advisory work for coroners.

We are active members and supporters of INQUEST, the charity that support families of those who have died in state custody. The kind of work that we are able to do and assist with is as follows:

  •  Covid-19 related deaths
  •  Deaths in Hospitals, Psychiatric Institutions, Prisons and Immigration
  •  Deaths in Police Custody
  •  Deaths of Black and Ethnic Minority Communities in State Care
  •  Police shootings
  •  Deaths in Army Institutions and Barracks
  • Deaths of UK Nationals abroad
  • Loss of life in Mental Health and Social Care Institutions
  • Deaths of individuals through State error or negligence

For further information, please contact Rod McGurk at Church Court Chambers on
020 7936 3637 or at