Shaheen acts for families and healthcare professionals at inquests with extensive experience of Article 2 and jury inquests concerning detained patients, the elderly and infant deaths.

She is instructed by healthcare providers in a number of cases involving the deaths of mental health patients.

“Fearless and brilliant on her feet.” (Legal 500 2023)

“She is fearless on her feet and she has an incredible ability to deal with experts.” (Chambers & Partners 2023)

“I cannot praise her highly enough. She is brilliant and clever, and her skill as an advocate is inspiring to watch.” (Legal 500 2021)

Selected Cases

  • David Stokes Inquest [2023]: Instructed for the County Council in complex Article 2 jury inquest concerning a vulnerable man who had received care from a number of providers including the council and health trust.
  • Joe Pooley Inquest [2022]: Instructed as Counsel to the Inquest.
  • Re AG [2022]: Article 2 jury inquest for the family of a woman who died whilst detained under the MHA. Liability admitted in civil claim.
  • JK [2021]: For family of woman who died as a result of complications of rectopexy surgery performed by surgeon facing GMC proceedings. Ongoing civil claim.
  • Re A [2020]: For the family of a child who died of sepsis. Civil claim for estate and secondary victims settled.
  • Re TB [2020]: For the family of a woman who died following surgery. Claim settled with article 2 damages.
  • Re JT [2018]: For a Mental Health Trust at Article 2 jury inquest.
  • Muriel Gentry [2017]: For the family of an elderly woman who died following an overdose of insulin medication. Nurse referred to NMC.
  • Margaret Astill [2017]: For the family of a mental health inpatient who was assaulted during her admission and subsequently suffered a fatal fall. Article 2 jury inquest. Coroner issued a Regulation 28 report to prevent future deaths.
  • Emily Radavicius [2016]: Instructed by hospital in stillbirth case.
  • Charlotte Foster [2016]: For the family of a young woman who died from unrecognised complications of the oral contraceptive pill. Coroner referred the treating GP to the GMC. Civil claim settled.
  • Freya Wells [2015]: Instructed by treating clinician at inquest concerning the death of a 5 year old child and in subsequent GMC proceedings.
  • DO v An NHSFT [2015]: For the mother of a woman discharged from mental health services who took her own life and that of her young son. HRA claim settled.
  • Dalhaug v LG NHSFT [2015]: For the parents of twins, one of whom died as a result of negligent application of forceps during labour. Representation at inquest resulting in Regulation 28 report with criticism of the Trust’s inadequate investigation. Civil claim including secondary victim claims settled.
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