Acting pro bono to assist the Royal British Legion, Selva represented the family of Lt. Joshua Woodhouse at the inquest into his death.
Lt. Woodhouse was serving aboard HMS Ocean, a Royal Navy helicopter carrier and one of the largest ships in the Navy. He died in a fall from the ship while it was in port in the USA. The only witnesses were on a passing US warship.
The jury returned a narrative verdict identifying a culture of non-compliance with safety measures on board. The inquest revealed this culture was widespread. The coroner issued a fleet-wide warning criticising the Navy for a culture of cutting corners regarding safety on its warships (Portsmouth Coroner's Court).