Inquests & Inquiries

Our barristers have participated in a host of complex, high-profile and sensitive inquests and inquiries. Our barristers have experience both as counsel to the inquest or inquiry as well as representing all types of interested parties and core participants, from large public bodies and corporates, to individual families and individual professionals.

Red Lion Chambers has outstanding expertise in participating in inquests and inquiries both at home and overseas. Members of Chambers have advised and appeared in some of the highest profile investigations, demonstrating expert understanding of the legal, technical and practical elements required.

Having represented a range of interested parties, from family members of the deceased, to Government departments including the Home Office, as well as professionals and corporates, our members stand out for their experience and advocacy skills.

Our members’ experience in jury advocacy means that our inquest barristers are particularly well placed to conduct inquests in front of a jury.

Our members have advised and acted in inquests including the 7/7 London Bombings in 2005 and acting as counsel to the Inquest Touching Upon the Death of Ellie Butler in 2018. Our inquests expertise includes:

  • workplace deaths
  • road traffic accidents
  • deaths in medical and care settings
  • deaths in custody
  • multi-death inquests.

Our inquiries barristers receive instructions both as part of inquiry teams as well as representing core participants. We were instructed in a wide range of notable public inquiries, including:

  • the Independent Inquiry Into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA)
  • Grenfell Tower Inquiry, chaired by Sir Martin Moore-Bick
  • the Undercover Policing Inquiry, chaired by Sir John Mitting
  • the Chilcott Inquiry into the Iraq War
  • the Al-Sweady Inquiry
  • the Azelle Rodney Inquiry
  • the Bloody Sunday Inquiry
  • Turks & Caicos Islands Commission of Inquiry, chaired by Sir Robin Auld.

Our inquiries barristers also have experience in running investigations and non-statutory Inquiries.