Inquest & Inquiry
Public Inquiries and Inquests
Lincoln House is one of the leading barristers’ chambers in the country for public inquiry and inquest work. Our members have appeared in some of the most high profile and significant inquests and public inquiries in recent years and are recognised and leaders in this field of work.
Lincoln House is able to offer unrivalled experience and expertise in providing representation to core participants in public inquiries. Our members have acted on behalf of corporate clients, public authorities, government departments, individuals and as counsel to the inquiry in some of the most notable and significant public inquiries in recent years, including the following:
- The Manchester Arena Inquiry
- The Jermaine Baker Inquiry
- The Grenfell Tower Inquiry
- The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse – The Janner Investigation
- The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse –
- The Infected Blood Inquiry
- The Undercover Policing Inquiry
- The Gosport Independent Panel
- The Daniel Morgan Independent Panel
- The Harold Shipman Inquiry
Lincoln House has members of all levels of seniority who specialise in this work. We are therefore able to provide either individual barristers or teams of barristers (Q.C.”s , ‘senior’ juniors and ‘junior’ juniors) to represent core participants at all stages of a public inquiry.
Our members regularly appear in the Coroner’s Court representing the full range of interested persons including: corporate bodies and companies; government departments; local authorities; health professionals; care homes; the emergency services and bereaved families. We are able to draw on our experience and expertise in Chambers’ other core areas of practice such as health and safety, professional discipline and crime, to ensure that clients provide the very highest standard of representation and advice at every stage of proceedings in the Coroner’s Court and in any subsequent criminal or disciplinary proceedings.
A number of our members are members of the Attorney General’s Civil Panel of Counsel and specialise in providing representation in inquests to government departments such as the Ministry of Justice and the Probation Service. Members of Lincoln House also sit as Assistant Coroners.
Notable cases in which members of Chambers have appeared include:
- The Hillsborough Inquests
- The Cumbria Shootings Inquests
- Inquest into the death of Paul McGuigan