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Inquests & Inquiries


Thomas More Chambers has gained a depth of experience in this field over a number of years. Members of chambers have been engaged across a wide range of areas arising out of deaths in the military, healthcare system, prisons and police, and road traffic accidents.


Chambers has a particular expertise in military inquiries and inquests: including representing Core Participants in the Baha Mousa Public Inquiry (Chairman Sir William Gage). Coronial work includes representing Interested Parties in Inquests in Solihull involving the deaths of 3 reservists on SAS Selection in the summer of 2013; in Westminster Coroner’s Court arising from a diving death in 2005 in Germany; in Cardiff resulting from a death on the military ranges at Castlemartin in May 2013 involving members of the Royal Irish Regiment and in Folkstone arising from a range death at Lydd Hythe Ranges in 2012; in Birmingham for a death arising whilst sea kayaking on adventurous training in Cyprus in 2015; and an Inquest in Solihull arising from a death whilst undertaking Army Physical Training in July 2016 which is ongoing.


Members of the personal injury team are experienced in representing families at inquests relating to fatal accidents such as road traffic accidents in connection with civil claims for damages.


Members of Chambers also represent claimants in Judicial Reviews against various Government Departments.

Members Who Specialise


Mathew Sherratt QC

1988

Nadim Bashir

1988

Simon Livingstone

1990

Simon Reevell

1990

Fiona Edington

1998

Amiot Vollenweider

2000

Juliet Donovan

2002

Faisal Saifee

2003

Puneet Rai

2004

Charlotte Mitchell-Dunn

2012

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