Inquests

An Inquest is a public hearing to find out the cause of someone’s death. It is run by a Coroner who is a specially trained Doctor or Lawyer who investigates the cause of death in certain circumstances such as, if the death was in suspicious circumstances, in prison or police custody, if the death was violent or the cause of death unknown.

Whilst not a trial, an Inquest may be heard by a Jury and will establish how, when and where the death occurred and the identity of the deceased.

In certain circumstances, it is appropriate to have legal representation at a Coroner’s Court and if you are to be involved in an Inquest, please contact Partner Rob Kellock who can provide further assistance in this regard.