The scope for Judicial Review relating to Inquests

Date: Thursday 17 November 2011

Time: 18:30 to 20:00

Venue: 53-54 Doughty Street, London, WC1N 2LS

Speakers: Caoilfhionn Gallagher QC, Henrietta Hill QC, Nick Stanage

CPD: 1.5 Points

Fee: Free


This seminar will provide an update on recent case law on both Article 2 ECHR and common law inquests. It will suggest how to identify and progress claims for judicial reviews of Coroners' decisions, and will analyse funding difficulties faced by legal representatives for bereaved following the Humberstone decision.

About the Chair and speakers: 

Henrietta Hill has unparalleled experience representing the families of those who have died at the hands of state agents, in custody, or in other suspicious circumstances. She has acted in many of the most high-profile inquests in recent years, including those into the deaths of Jean Charles de Menezes (the Stockwell shooting), Diana, Princess of Wales/Dodi Al Fayed, Harry Stanley (who was shot by Metropolitan Police officers when carrying home a table leg), and Ruddock and others (the second New Cross Fire inquest). Most recently, she represented the family of Ian Tomlinson (who died after being struck by a Metropolitan Police officer at the G20 demonstrations in 2009).

The speakers, Nick Stanage and Caoilfhionn Gallagher, have extensive experience of coronial law, and regularly act in inquests, judicial reviews and civil claims for bereaved families and individuals in a wide variety of circumstances, including deaths in police, prison and immigration custody; deaths occurring in healthcare institutions; deaths of children and young people being accommodated or supported by Social Services departments; and deaths arising through terrorism. Nick Stanage has recently been appointed an Assistant Deputy Coroner for the Manchester (City) District of Greater Manchester. Caoilfhionn Gallagher has recently acted for bereaved families in the 7/7 / London Bombings inquests and all related judicial review proceedings.

To reserve your place on this seminar, please fill in and return a completed booking (click here to open), by post to Training Coordinator, Doughty Street Chambers, 53-54 Doughty Street, London WC1N 2LS - DX 223 chancery lane or by email to

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