The Coroner’s Court has always been a stressful and unpredictable place, both for healthcare professionals and their employers. The effect of the Human Rights Act on inquests has increased the risk of a critical verdict by the Coroner or Jury and the impact on staff morale and danger of bad publicity is greater than ever before.
Capsticks’ inquest team can help protect your organisation’s reputation and give your staff the support they need in the lead-up to and during an inquest. Because we combine advocacy with the expertise needed to prepare thoroughly for an inquest, cases can be handled by the same lawyer from the outset to representation in court. We support you through all aspects of the inquest process, giving initial advice on whether legal representation might be needed at the inquest, preparing statements, guiding witnesses and providing advocacy at the inquest itself.