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Coroner’s Inquests

Compliance & Regulatory

What is involved?

Coroner’s Inquests are, by nature, emotive and often well publicised events which attract all sorts of scrutiny. Held in public (in all but exceptional circumstances) they provide a platform for the Coroner and other interested parties to explore, through the cross examination of witnesses, events leading to someone’s death.

Whilst the purpose is to establish how, when, and where a person died it often results in accusations of internal failings, such as shortfalls in training and supervision, when concerned with the actions of a corporate body.

Although an Inquest is entirely separate from criminal and civil proceedings (and therefore cannot determine criminal or civil liability) the outcome and conclusions will, invariably, influence those proceedings by, for example, persuading an investigative body to commence a prosecution.

Why choose Freeths?

  • You can trust our lawyers to be professional and sensitive to the circumstances of the Inquest
  • We have represented both individuals and corporate bodies in hundreds of Inquests covering every conceivable business sector
  • We can, if necessary, assist with the preparation of media statements

Our team have the experience of representing both individuals and corporate bodies in some of the most complex and well publicised Inquests in recent years. This includes the longest running Inquest in British legal history.

Call our Compliance & Regulatory team today to discuss how we can help you.

Key contacts

Paul Burnley

Paul Burnley

0345 017 8381

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Meet the team

Coroner’s Inquests Lawyers

Paul Burnley

Paul Burnley

0345 017 8381

Paul Balen

Paul Balen

0345 050 3289

Daniel McNally - Compliance and Regulatory Lawyer

Daniel McNally
Managing Associate

0345 030 5728

Richard Adams
Senior Associate

0345 030 5708

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"Paul Burnley of Freeths LLP is well regarded for his broad practice, which covers the full gamut of health and safety law. He defends clients against prosecution and criminal investigations, as well as representing them in inquests."

(Chambers & Partners, 2018)

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