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Inquests – Legal Advice for Loved Ones

Navigating an inquest for family and loved ones 

If you are facing an inquest into the death of a family member, sensitive, expert advice is essential.  

Our knowledgeable team, led by Director and former Crown Prosecutor, Jeremy Sirrell, will provide the guidance that you need.  

For advice and support during an inquest, please contact our team today.  


Seeking advice for your inquest 

A formal inquest can be a distressing situation.  

We’re here to guide you through the process and provide the support that you need.  

An inquest is an investigation into a person’s death which seeks to answer four questions: 

  • Who was the deceased? 
  • Where did they die? 
  • When did they die? 
  • How did they die? 

We understand that you may not feel able to navigate the intricacies of the legal system at this difficult time. Our experts can provide bespoke advice on the inquest process, including: 

  • Your rights at inquest 
  • Obtaining the relevant documents 
  • The process of the inquest 
  • The relevance of pre-inquest reviews 
  • Potential outcomes and decisions 
  • Further criminal or civil prosecution 

Where needed, our team can also attend Coroners Court with you to provide representation, including the cross-examination of witnesses.  


What happens after an inquest?

Although an inquest cannot apply liability or decide upon a conviction, its findings regarding the person’s death may lead to a criminal investigation. Evidence from an inquest may also become highly relevant evidence in any civil action.  

In addition, a coroner can make formal recommendations for action to be taken by, for example, a statutory body such as a hospital. 

Jeremy’s established criminal law practice provides him with valuable insight into the proceedings that may come after an inquest. 

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How can Palmers help? 

Our expert team is able to provide advice that’s straightforward and helps you when you need it most.  

We can help you in understanding the inquest process, including potential outcomes and what may happen after the inquest has ended.  

Even if the inquest does not result in a formal hearing, our expert team is still able to provide support over the inquest process.  

We always aim to achieve the best outcome for you and your family, particularly when there has been a bereavement. 

For specialist guidance and representation during the inquest process, please get in touch with us.  

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