Inquests

The inquests and inquiries group at St John’s Buildings act for bereaved families, emergency services, healthcare professionals and the armed services in inquests. Simon Murray has particular expertise in Article 2 inquests arising from deaths in prison or psychiatric detention. Legal 500 2017

St John’s Buildings have an experienced and expert Inquests team. The team is led by Andrew Bridgman, who is also an Assistant Coroner and includes experts who are accustomed to providing support and representation through the inquest or public inquiry process.

Clients include:

  • Families of the deceased
  • Government and non-Government Agencies (HSE, MOD)
  • Healthcare Professionals and Primary Care Trusts
  • Emergency Services (Fire, Police, Ambulance)
  • Police Federation
  • Armed services personnel

We have specific expert knowledge in relation to clinical negligence, death in custody and unlawful killing, drawn from our group of barristers who regularly handle Inquests and those involved in the process.

Our expertise extends to Human Rights arguments and we are experts in public and administrative law, regulatory and criminal law and personal injury and clinical negligence law.

Contact the clerks by email at clerk@stjohnsbuildings.co.uk, or on 0161 214 1500 for more information.

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Jamie Hill QC

Year of Silk: 2006
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Peter Harrison

Year of call: 1983
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Timothy Brennand


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Nicholas Price


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Simon Crabtree

Year of call: 1988
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Joseph O'Brien


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Richard Orme


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Nigel Booth


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Paul Treble


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Gordon Stables

Year of call: 1995
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Ian Goldsack


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Douglas Denton


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David James

Year of call: 1998
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Jacqueline Swain

Year of call: 1998
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Sufiyan Rana


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Kathryn Hayes

Year of call: 2000

Andrew Bridgman

Year of call: 2001
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Siraj Ahmed


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David Pojur


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Richard Thyne

Year of call: 2002
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Simon Pallo

Year of call: 2003

Abigail Hudson

Year of call: 2003
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Rebecca Sutton

Year of call: 2004
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Neair Maqboul


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Peter Gilmour


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Simon Murray

Year of call: 2008
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Laura Bains

Year of call: 2008
Laura Nash

Laura Nash

Year of call: 2009

David Baines

Year of call: 2009