Inquests

Jim has considerable experience of representing Interested Persons at inquests.

Jim has represented families in cases spanning a wide range of medical issues, including iatrogenic bowel injury, sepsis, dementia, the sudden death of a young woman and bronchopneumonia in an infant suffering from Noonan’s Syndrome.

He also often represents clinicians on behalf of the medical defence organisations. Recent cases have involved venous thromboembolism, neonatal deaths, a failed tracheostomy following tongue ablation surgery, and suicide.

Selected Cases

  • Patterson Inquest: represented the family of woman whose death was contributed to by medical neglect.
  • Peter Maher Inquest: represented a GP who carried out a mental health assessment on the deceased. This two-week jury inquest involved complex Article 2 ECHR issues and multiple state agencies.
  • TJ Pimm Inquest: Appeared for the family in an Article 2 inquest where jury found that adequate precautions were not taken to manage a young man’s suicide risk.
  • XW inquest: acted for the family of Mr W, who ended his life in a Birmingham hospital.
  • ED inquest: appeared on behalf of the deceased’s treating GP.
  • ETF inquest: represented an orthopaedic surgeon in a complex venous thromboembolism case.
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