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Coroner's inquest

Overview

The Coroner is a doctor or lawyer responsible for investigating deaths in particular situations. An Inquest is a legal enquiry into the causes and circumstances of a death.

What happens at an inquest?

Relatives can attend an Inquest and ask questions of witnesses - these questions can only be about the medical cause and circumstances of the death. Relatives can ask a lawyer to represent them. It may be important to have legal representation, particularly if the death was caused by a road accident, an accident at work or other circumstances which could lead to a claim for compensation.

Our role at an inquest

We are able to provide you with representation at a Coroner’s Inquest if a family member has died in any of the following circumstances:-

  • After an accident or injury
  • During a surgical operation
  • Before recovery from an anaesthetic
  • Following a road traffic accident
  • If the cause of death is unknown
How we can assist

We can represent you either for a fixed cost, agreed in advance, or as part of an ongoing process of investigation into a clinical negligence or personal injury compensation claim. In the latter case, you will not have to pay us anything up front.