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:

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, or on 0161 214 1500 for more information.