Inquests

Emma is regularly instructed on behalf of NHS Trusts, individual doctors and bereaved families in inquests. She has appeared on behalf of public health services in contentious Article 2 inquests arising from deaths in custody and inquests involving a mental health aspect.

She is currently instructed by Fieldfisher to assist the Coroner’s Legal Team in preparation for the Inquests into the Birmingham Pub Bombings (1974).

Emma is committed to pro bono representation and has been instructed on a pro bono basis for both AvMA and the Bar Probono Unit.

Selected Cases

  • Inquest into the death of DB: Represented The Forward Trust, a charity providing substance misuse services, at an inquest into the death of a man at HMP Lewes.
  • Inquest into the death of AM:Represented the family in an inquest into the death of a man who was found unconscious in the bath at a psychiatric hospital.
  • Inquest into the death of AA: Represented Essex Partnership University NHS Trust at an Article 2 jury inquest into the death of a man who committed suicide in prison.
  • Inquest into the death of PA: Represented Pennine NHS Foundation Trust in an inquest into the death of a man who committed suicide at a London underground station.
  • Inquest into the death of WT:Appeared for the family at the PIR in an inquest concerning the death of a man following A&E discharge and currently instructed to attend the inquest.
  • Inquest into the death of Baby O:Instructed to represent a Paediatric Registrar during an inquest into the death of a baby who died shortly after being born at St. Mary’s Hospital on the Isle of Wight.
  • Inquest into the death of MB: Appeared for the NHS Trust at Bedford Prison in an Article 2 jury inquest into the death of a man who committed suicide in prison.
  • Inquest into the death of TS:Instructed to represent the NHS Healthcare provider at Chelmsford Prison in an Article 2 jury inquest into the death of a man who died from a drug overdose in prison.
  • Inquest into the death of MB: Appeared for the NHS Trust in an inquest into the death of a woman who died following a missed hip fracture diagnosis.
  • Inquest into the death of HC:Appeared for the NHS Trust in an inquest concerning the death of a man with a cardiac condition who had been under the care of the cardiology department at St Barts Hospital.
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