Inquests and Inquiries

Instructed by families and by NHS Trusts, with particular expertise in medical deaths, Sarah has considerable and sensitive experience of both jury and non jury inquests, high profile cases and also deaths in custody.

Selected Cases

  • Covid Inquiry 2023 (ongoing): Sarah is currently retained as Leading Counsel for Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board.
  • Re Michelle Roach (2018): Maternal death from pulmonary embolism. Sarah instigated the inquest process after receipt of papers for a civil claim. Care of a GP and NHS Trust under critical scrutiny. Neglect verdict.
  • Re Graham Stoten (2016-2018): Sarah represented one of 10 families at an inquest where the conduct of disgraced urologist, Mr Paul Miller, was under scrutiny.
  • Re Stella Alao 2017: Sarah persuaded the coroner to open and hold an inquest into a maternal death from sepsis which occurred in 2014. Article 2 inquest raising issues of Neglect and Systemic failings in care.
  • Re Baby Frank Gamble 2013: (secondary victim claim settled 2017): Neonatal death.
  • Re Michael Taylor Deceased (2011-2012): Jury inquest, death from cardiac arrest in Lewes prison of a life serving prisoner.
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