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Inquest Representation

Finding out what went wrong

What is involved?

If there is going to be an inquest into the death of a relative, it is important to get legal advice quickly. Our specialist team can help you with the process, while being sensitive to your situation. We will provide advice and guidance to you at this difficult time, liaise with the Coroner’s officer and we can appear on your behalf at a coroner’s inquest.

Click here to see our useful guide to Coroner’s Courts

We will also ask questions and obtain information at the inquest that may answer some or all of your concerns and which may otherwise not be disclosed. Coroners are expressly prohibited from dealing with matters of criminal or civil responsibility, but after the inquest we will advise you if the evidence heard may be used to form the basis of a successful civil claim for compensation.

Call us now to see how our Inquest Representation team can help you.

Why choose Freeths?

  • We can robustly represent you in a Coroner’s Court, guiding you through the process leaving you to mourn in relative peace
  • You can rely on our lawyers to be supportive, empathetic and professional at all times. We will try and ensure that any concerns you have are explored and hopefully help you to achieve some degree of closure
  • We have a successful track record of achieving settlements for bereaved relatives, using evidence gleaned from inquests as the basis of our advice and the claim

Our specialist knowledge and experience in this field enable us to help with a range of issues and concerns which you may have following the death of a loved one.

If you have a high profile case and need help to deal with media-related issues, we have the specialist skills to do so.

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Notable Work

  • Represented family at inquest into death of patient CS sprayed and restrained by police in hospital and settled the civil claim.
  • Represented three families of patients who became infected with prosthetic valve endocarditis during heart surgery at the Trent Cardiac centre at Nottingham City Hospital and settled the civil claim.
  • Represented parents at inquest of a baby who died after massive overdose and settled civil claim.
  • Successfully represented a widow in the Court of Appeal which quashed an inquest verdict and ordered a Coroner to hold a new inquest.
  • Represented widower at an inquest held after a mother of 4 children under 10 died when she was left unmonitored after being given three doses of morphine and settled the civil claim.
  • Represented the family of a 94 year old Lincolnshire pensioner who died after an operation conducted by a German locum surgeon described by an expert witness at an Inquest as “the worst case of negligence I have come across in my clinical career” and settled the civil claim.

Client service

‘Doing the right thing’ is at the heart of Freeths. Find out more about our excellent client service and the strong set of values that guide the way we work.

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Freeths are a leading national law firm with 13 offices across the UK. If you have a query about our services or just want to find out more, why not give us a call?

Contact: 03301 001 014

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