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When a loved-ones dies unexpectedly, it can be extremely difficult for families to cope with the legal procedures and court hearings that follow. We have considerable expertise in representing families from the earliest stages of involvement with the Coroner’s Office, to undertaking the advocacy a

When a loved-ones dies unexpectedly, it can be extremely difficult for families to cope with the legal procedures and court hearings that follow. We have considerable expertise in representing families from the earliest stages of involvement with the Coroner’s Office, to undertaking the advocacy at inquest hearings.

Coronial Law is a specialist field of legal expertise and we have lawyers who can guide you through the Inquest process.

Our approach is to handle this difficult time for families in a sensitive and practical way. You may have some specific questions that you require answering, or you may even be asked to be a witness at an Inquest hearing. This can all be very daunting particularly when you are grieving.

If the death of your loved-one has attracted media interest, we work alongside media professionals to provide advice and support to handle the situation to ensure that any intrusion is kept to a minimum.

What is an Inquest?

An inquest is a legal investigation to establish the circumstances of a person’s death including how, when and why the death occurred. They take place in situations where a death was sudden or unnatural, or the cause of death is still unknown after a post mortem.

Inquests are very different to criminal or civil trials as they don’t try to establish blame. This can often be difficult for relatives to deal with, as an Inquest is usually the first time a family gets to hear all the facts and evidence about a loved-one’s death.

Why should I be legal represented at Inquest hearings?

Whilst a Coroner is prohibited from apportioning any blame for a person’s death, the evidence which a Coroner will obtain as part of his or her investigation, and the conclusions reached as to how a person died, are usually relevant to the civil proceedings which arise from the death.

If a claim for negligence is anticipated, either following an accident or because of medical negligence, it is important that a solicitor is involved at the Inquest stage because this enables important facts about the circumstances of the death to be understood which could support the compensation claim.

Examples of Inquest expertise

  • Deaths arising from road traffic accidents or workplace accidents
  • Deaths in care homes and other institutions

Accidents abroad

If you have been involved in an accident abroad and it was caused by someone else’s negligence, you are entitled to claim compensation in the same way that you can in the UK. There are however differences in how you approach making a claim that requires the assistance of expert solicitors who understand the process.

Whether you’ve been injured after a fall, or because of a car crash, understanding who you should be making a claim against is crucial.

If you were working abroad at the time of the accident, you may be entitled to make a claim against your employer if they are based in the UK or have a registered office in the UK.

If you were on holiday at the time of the accident, and you booked your holiday through a UK travel agent, there are many circumstances in which you can make a claim against your tour operator.

Accident situations vary, and you may be struggling to work out what you need to do, however our solicitors will guide you through the process every step of the way.

Examples of accident abroad claims

  • Road traffic accidents involving foreign drivers
  • Food poisoning whilst on holiday or travelling
  • Slip by the side of a pool
  • Accident involving a water sport whilst abroad
  • Deaths whilst abroad
Testimonials
  • Simon came highly recommended and lived up to expectation. He took time to explain the course of events to me and is very thorough.

    Thank you from Mrs M in Bury
  • Thank you for all your help and support over the years. It’s been a great pleasure being associated with your company. God bless you all.

    Thank you Sara Westwood
  • This is a heartfelt thank you for the successful conclusion of the claim. Had you not believed in us,this would not have been possible.

    Thankyou to Sara from Mrs H
  • “Thank You Simon, you made it seem so easy and gained a brilliant result.”

    Mrs T
  • I wanted to write to thank you for all your help and efforts regarding my case. You know how emotional it has been for me …. and the family and I wanted to tell you how much it has meant knowing that you believed in the case.

    Mrs M

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