Regulatory: Inquests 

QEB Hollis Whiteman have an experienced team who offer representation at all levels of seniority and advice all stages of the inquest process. Early, and skilled, involvement ensures that legal issues such as disclosure, representation, contact with the Coroner, expert evidence and legal arguments are all dealt with in a timely fashion, all of which may have a significant impact on the course and outcome of inquest proceedings.

QEB Hollis Whiteman have previously appeared in some of the most recent and significant inquest hearings emanating from Health and Safety proceedings, unlawful killings and death in Police custody.  Chambers have experience representing many different organisations including The Royal British Legion, various Police Authorities and Medical organisations.  We also act for individual officers, Military families and families of the deceased.

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Chambers are happy to provide internal and external training and frequently provide seminars to existing and new clients tailored to their needs.  For further information please contact the clerks on either 0207 933 8855 or by email at

Notable cases:

Inquest into the death of P.S. (2015)
Polly Dyer represented the family of a woman who was hit by a bus when crossing Barnet High Street. She was instructed by L
Polly Dyer

Inquest into the deaths of Captain T Sawyer & Corporal D Winter (2015)
Article 2 inquest into friendly fire incident in Afghanistan.
Philip Evans | Thomas Coke-Smyth

Inquest into the death of BW (2014)
Inquest into a death by electrocution
Adrian Darbishire QC | Selva Ramasamy

Sergeant Loughran-Dickson (2014)
Represents interests of family
Lydia Barnfather

Inquest of Flt. Lt Sean Cunningham (2014)
Death of a Red Arrow Pilot
Tom Kark QC | Polly Dyer

Inquest into the death of Nicholas Wheller (2013)
Death in Custody
Fraser Coxhill

William Boyce QC and Fraser Coxhill represent family at Inquest into the death of a soilder in Iraq (2013)
Death of Soldier
William Boyce QC | Fraser Coxhill

Inquest touching on the death of J.S. (2013)
A prison inmate who died by suspension
Polly Dyer

Lt. Joshua Woodhouse (2012)
Selva Ramasamy appears at inquest into death on board warship
Selva Ramasamy

Corporal C (2012)
Betrayal of a war hero
Mark Aldred