Coroners' Inquests, Inquiries & Courts Martial
A Coroner’s Inquest may be the only opportunity for the family of the deceased to discover how the death occurred. In addition, an Inquest’s findings often shape the nature of any subsequent investigation or prosecution, or even whether one will take place. As such, every Inquest is extremely important to the family of the deceased and also to any other interested party that might subsequently be the subject of criminal proceedings.
With expertise in fatal accidents, corporate manslaughter and coronial law, as well as significant experience of the very investigations and prosecutions that may follow an Inquest, BCL acts for organisations, employees, bereaved families and other interested parties at Inquests across the country.
BCL also acts in relation to Public Inquiries under the Inquiries Act 2005, which by their very nature attract a great deal of media attention and, like Inquests, can have far reaching consequences for those concerned. Our experience of Inquiries and Inquests, coupled with a recognised specialism in large scale criminal litigation, makes us ideally placed to advise witnesses and core participants through the lengthy process of an Inquiry and to ensure that their interests are fully protected.
In addition, BCL advises in relation to military law, having acted for members of all three armed forces, including successfully representing the highest ranking army officer in recent history to face a Court Martial. Our experience gained over many years and our renowned criminal expertise ensures that clients facing a Court Martial have the best representation possible.