Inquests are held at Coroner's Courts.
The purpose of an Inquest is to establish the identity of the person who died and how, when and where the person met his or her death. The issue of "how" allows certain questions to be asked that might, in a different court, assist in establishing a civil claim. It is therefore very useful in most cases to cross-examine the witnesses.
Any interested party may be represented at a Coroner's Court. This means that if a person is injured in an accident in which someone else dies, we can act for the injured person, particularly if they are contemplating bringing a claim.
We also act for the family of the deceased, not only when there has been an accident, but also if there is suspicion of suicide, because such a finding by the coroner can effect payments out under life assurance policies.
If there is a prospect of a subsequent successful claim, we will act on a "no win, no fee" basis.
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