Sunyana Sharma’s experience in inquest work covers medical negligence cases, deaths at sea, fatal accidents at work and road traffic incidents of all kinds. She is well equipped to deal with a full range of inquest work as noted by her expertise in medical healthcare, maritime law and health and safety work.  She provides added value to the area as a result of her previous practice area of personal injury in which she conducted clinical negligence claims, work related illnesses and accidents and police misconduct claims.

Notable Cases:

  • Inquest touching the death of BI (2018): Instructed to represent a dredger Company following a collision with a sailing boat leading to a death at sea.
  • Inquest touching the death of NW (2017): Instructed by HM Coastguard Service following a death at sea in which article 2 issues were raised.
  • Inquest touching the death of RS (2016): Represented an employee as an interested party at a 3 day jury inquest into the death of a colleague whilst at work following a fall through a Perspex roof on his employer’s premises.
  • Inquest touching the death of EG (2013): Represented the family of the deceased in an inquest which challenged the clinical care and treatment provided by the NHS Trust.


'She understands both sides of nursing and midwifery cases.'

Legal 500 2016/Professional Discipline and Regulatory Law (including police law) – Leading juniors

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Academic qualifications

  • LLB Law (Hons), London School of Economics
  • LLM Public International Law (Merit), London School of Economics
  • Bar Vocational Course, BPP Law School, London (2006, very competent).
  • Jessup International Mooting Competition, (UK rounds) - Finalist, 2004 and Semi-Finalist, 2006

Professional qualifications & appointments

  • Panel C list of Specialist Regulatory Advocates for The Health & Safety & Environmental Law Executive

Professional bodies

  • Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers (ARDL)
  • Criminal Bar Association (CBA)
  • Human Rights Lawyers' Association (HRLA)
  • Constitutional and Administrative Law Bar Association (ALBA)
  • Western Circuit

Direct Access

Sunyana Sharma is qualified to accept instructions directly from members of the public and professional clients under the Direct Public Access scheme.

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