Inquests

Jonathan provides representation to bereaved families and other interested parties at inquests. He is able to provide ongoing advice and advocacy in any civil claim arising from fatalities. Jonathan has experience of inquests involving complex medical issues and the questioning of experts.

Jonathan’s experience also includes:

  • Hospital deaths
  • Road traffic deaths
  • Emergency services attendance
  • Suicides
  • Article 2 inquests

Recent inquests include:

  • Re S: Representing the family in an inquest dealing with the tragic death of a young woman in her twenties who suffered a fatal stroke secondary to acute pyogenic meningitis which was not diagnosed upon her initial attendance at hospital.
  • Re A: An inquest involving two deaths following a high-speed road traffic accident with a motorcyclist.
  • Representing the family at the Article 2 inquest arising out of a hanging in a psychiatric unit.

Jonathan is always conscious of the sensitivity and care required when representing families who are coping with the loss of a loved one and the importance of finding answers to the crucial questions which often remain following a death.

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Academic qualifications

  • LLB, King’s College London (First Class Honours)
  • MSc, New College, University of Oxford (Dissertation Distinction)
  • BPTC, The City Law School

Scholarships

  • Law School Prize in Jurisprudence and Legal Theory (2010)
  • King's Scholarship (2010)
  • Winner, Inter-Inns of Court Debating Competition (2013)
  • President of Debating at the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple (2013)
  • President of External Mooting at the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple (2012)
  • President of King's College Debating Society (2009)

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