Inquests

Instructed by NHS Trusts/ GPs and by families, Sarah has many years of experience in Inquests, and particular expertise in medical deaths. Her practice encompasses jury and non jury inquests, and also deaths in custody.

Selected Cases

  • Re Roach (2018): a resumed inquest into the death of a young mother.
  • Re Graham Stoten (2016-2017): Sarah is currently representing one of ten families (the Stoten family, re Graham Stoten Deceased) at an inquest due to take place in Horsham, where the conduct of disgraced urologist, Mr Paul Miller, is under scrutiny. 3 P.I.R.s have already been held and 3 more deaths have been linked since the commencement of the proceedings.
  • Re Stella Alao 2017: Sarah persuaded the coroner to open and hold an inquest this year into a maternal death which occurred in 2014. This is an Article 2 inquest raising issues of Neglect and Systemic failings in care. There have already been 2 substantive hearings and the Verdict is awaited.
  • 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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