Inquests and Inquiries

Inquests and Inquiries

If you are a family member about to embark on a Coroner’s Inquest, then you have our deepest sympathies. You are about to embark on what is likely to be a very upsetting process, no matter how sensitively it is dealt with by the Coroner’s Office or other agencies involved.

Richard Wood of Criminal Matters has one aim: to provide clients involved in a Coroner’s Inquest with the best possible advice about the process and the legal implications for both themselves and their family. He has experience representing families of the bereaved as well as individuals who are summonsed to give evidence at an inquest into the death of another. He will assist and advise those individuals who find themselves involved in a Coroner’s Inquest or Public Inquiry. He has experience of representing families of the bereaved as well as individuals who are summonsed to give evidence at an inquest into the death of another.

 

PLEASE CALL ON 0800 4334 613 FOR A FREE AND WITHOUT OBLIGATION DISCUSSION ABOUT YOUR CASE, OR SEND AN ENQUIRY FOR QUICK ADVICE. 

 

The purpose of an inquest is to establish who has died and, if possible, how, when, and where a death occurred. For the family of the bereaved, an inquest may be their only chance to find out what happened to the deceased, and they will rightly feel that they must make the most of the opportunity.

For a witness, an inquest may be equally significant. Whilst a coroner is not permitted to attribute any blame or liability for the death, individuals can be compelled to give evidence at the public hearing (failure to do so may result in a fine), and the matters raised and eventual verdict of the coroner could lead to a subsequent Civil Claim or Criminal Investigation. Richard can advise a witness so that he/she is properly prepared for the hearing and any potential action that may follow.

Embarking on a Coroner’s Inquest or have any questions relating to Inquests and Inquiries? Call 0800 4334 613 to speak with Richard Wood. 


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