Congratulations to new silks Neil Sheldon and Robert Kellar - Jan 2019
Neil has acted in a wide range of high profile inquests. He regularly appears in high-profile and complex inquests, and has particular experience of cases involving confidential material. He acted for the Foreign and Home Secretaries in the Alexander Litvinenko and Khalil Dale inquests. He has represented the Youth Justice Board in a number highly sensitive inquests concerning the deaths of young people in custody.
Neil acted for the family of Frances Cappuccini, whose death led to the first prosecution of a health trust for corporate manslaughter. He acted for the Department of Health in an inquest concerned with the provision of contaminated blood products to haemophiliacs in the 1980s. He has represented a large number of doctors, and families, in inquests concerned with the provision of medical treatment.
“Superb on his feet. His advocacy is measured and incisive.” “Extremely approachable and highly experienced. His understanding of the medical field is second to none.” (Chambers & Partners 2018)
“A good advocate with very good people skills.” “He is just completely in control of the brief. He is very, very calm under fire and a very reassuring presence, judges love him.” “Incredibly approachable, he really goes above and beyond. His advice is always easy to follow and he is particularly brilliant with difficult clients and sensitive matters. An all-round pleasure to work with.” (Chambers & Partners, 2017)
“He is very good and easy to get on with. He’s counsel of choice if you are dealing with big witnesses.” (Chambers & Partners, 2016)
- Manchester Bombing Inquests.
- London Bridge Inquests.
- Westminster Bridge Inquests.
- Foreign Secretary v Coroner for Inner North London  Inquest LR 193: Status of properly interested persons.
- Foreign Secretary v Coroner for Inner North London  WLR (D) 261: Public Interest Immunity.
- R (Pounder) v Coroner for North and South Durham  EWHC 328 (Admin). Fresh inquest; matters to be left to jury; unlawful restraint in secure training centres.
- Frances Cappuccini Inquest: Young mother; obstetric mismanagement.
- Adam Rickwood Inquest: 13 year old; death in custody.
- Gareth Myatt Inquest: 14 year old; death in custody.
- Alexander Litvinenko Inquest: Counsel to Foreign and Home Secretaries.
- Khalil Dale Inquest: ICRC worker taken hostage by terrorists; Counsel to Foreign Secretary.
- Stuart Fuller Inquest: Provision of contaminated blood products to haemophiliacs in 1980s.
Neil Sheldon and Matthew Hill in Supreme Court over the correct approach to the assessment of medical evidence in asylum claims - Dec 2018
Neil Sheldon wins ‘Public Inquiries Barrister of the Year’ at the annual Lawyer Monthly Awards - Nov 2018
Neil Sheldon and Matthew Hill instructed in the Westminster Bridge Inquests - Sep 2018
Neil Sheldon successful in Court of Appeal in cases concerning leave to remain under Article 8 - May 2018
Neil Sheldon defends the 2012 Immigration Rules in the Court of Appeal - Mar 2018
Neil Sheldon appears in the Court of Appeal in a case concerning the admission to the UK of adult dependent relatives - May 2017
Philip Havers QC and Neil Sheldon succeed in Supreme Court on Art 8 Rights case - May 2017
Neil Sheldon Acts For The Home Office In Trio of Article 8 Supreme Court Cases - Mar 2017
Inquest result announced for Frances Cappuccini, Whose Family Are Represented By Neil Sheldon - Jan 2017
Neil Sheldon Represents Family of Mother, Frances Cappuccini In Ongoing Inquest Into Her Death - Jan 2017
Neil Sheldon and Alasdair Henderson appear for the Lord Chancellor in LASPO case: Rights of Women v SSJ - Jan 2015
Neil Garnham QC, Neil Sheldon and Robert Wastell are representing the Home Secretary in the Public Inquiry into the death of Alexander Litvinenko - Aug 2014
Neil Sheldon successful for HMRC in Supreme Court smuggling case - Jun 2014
Neil Garnham QC and Neil Sheldon are representing the Home Secretary in the inquest into the death of Alexander Litvinenko - Feb 2014
Neil Garnham QC and Neil Sheldon successful in judicial review challenge to the Public Interest Immunity decision in the Litvinenko Inquest - Dec 2013
Nine members of 1COR involved in Al-Sweady Public Inquiry - Mar 2013
New Appointments to the Attorney General’s A, B and C Panels – February 2013 - Feb 2013
Neil Garnham QC and Neil Sheldon are representing the Home Secretary at the Inquest into the death of Alexander Litvinenko - Feb 2013
Kieran Coonan QC and Neil Sheldon obtain block on hearsay evidence in Bonhoeffer case - Jul 2011
New Appointments to the Attorney General’s A, B and C Panels – February 2012 - Feb 2012
New appointments to the Attorney General’s A, B and C Panels - Mar 2010
GMC’s findings of fact re Dr Wakefield announced - Feb 2010