“St John’s Buildings’ inquests team support and represent clients throughout the inquest and inquiry process, with specific expertise in clinical negligence, death in custody and unlawful killing. Laura Nash, who sits as assistant coroner, has particular expertise of inquests into deaths in custody, with a more recent specialism in acting for care homes. She has represented individuals after a death occurred during their employment, such as a 17-year-old lifeguard in an inquest into a child’s death during a swimming lesson, as well as bereaved families and police officers. Simon Murray and David Pojur are also go-to juniors in chambers.” Legal 500 2021


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.