Nicholas Moss, Emma Price and Matthew Waszak represented the Ministry of Defence in the fresh inquest into the death of Sean Benton at Deepcut Barracks on 9 June 1995.
The nominated judge-coroner HH Peter Rook QC gave his findings of fact and conclusions on 18 July 2018, evidence having been heard from January to June 2018. The Coroner concluded that Sean’s death was a suicide. He found that Sean fired all the shots himself; no third party was involved.
Emma Price represented the London Borough of Richmond at this four week Article 2 inquest into the death of Joseph Phuong, who died whilst detained under the Mental Health Act.
The Metropolitan Police, a number of NHS trusts and the London Ambulance Service were also represented as interested persons in addition to the Family.
The inquest explored mental health provision in the community, including the arrangement of Mental Health Act assessments, police detention and section 136 procedures and issues surrounding seclusion and emergency response in the context of in-patient mental healthcare.
Emma Price led by James Strachan QC (39 Essex Chambers) represented the Secretary of State for Justice and the Governor of HMP Woodhill in this judicial review claim, which was brought by the families of two prisoners who committed suicide whilst at HMP Woodhill. The claim was dismissed by the Divisional Court (Irwin LJ and Garnham J).
Represented the Ministry of Justice at this two week article 2 inquest into Mr Portland’s death whilst he was on s. 17 Mental Health Act leave from hospital. Two NHS Trusts were also represented at the inquest. No causative failings were found by the jury.
Represented the Local Education Authority in a claim challenging the guidance for schools on the application of the “Prevent duty”. The Claimants also brought race discrimination and article 8 ECHR claims.
Nicholas Moss and Emma Price (assisted by Matthew Waszak) represented the Ministry of Defence and two individual servicemen in the further inquest into the death of Cheryl James. Ms James was the second of four trainees to die at Deepcut in the period 1995-2002. The first inquest was quashed on grounds of insufficiency of inquiry.
Instructed on behalf of the Home Office in this unfair dismissal and age discrimination claim, heard over five days.
Instructed on behalf of the Secretary of State in judicial review claims challenging the Secretary of State’s application of the Immigration Rules that came into force on 9 July 2012 to the Claimant’s applications.
Instructed on behalf of the Secretary of State in judicial review claims challenging the Secretary of State’s classification of “print and send” immigration applications as applications made “by post” and not via the “relevant online application process” for the purposes of the Immigration Rules.
Instructed on behalf of the Ministry of Justice in respect of a claim brought pursuant to the Human Rights Act 1998 in the High Court, Queen’s Bench Division.
Instructed on behalf of the Ministry of Justice in a claim brought by a serving prisoner under the Human Rights Act 1998 in the County Court in respect of alleged breach of the Claimant’s article 8 rights by way of interference by the Defendant with his correspondence.
This article 8 case was dismissed by the Circuit Judge at Trial.
Represented the Appellant in an EAT appeal of a first instance decision that the Claimant was not an employee of the respondent.
Major statutory public inquiry into the death of an Iraqi civilian and the mistreatment of others by British soldiers in Iraq. Emma Price was instructed as support counsel providing assistance to the lead and junior counsel to the Inquiry, Gerard Elias QC, Nicholas Moss and Patrick Halliday.
18th July 2018
The nominated judge-coroner HH Peter Rook QC today gave his findings of fact and conclusions in the fresh inquest into the death of Private Sean Benton, who died on 9 June 1995 at Deepcut barracks. Nicholas Moss, Emma Price and Matthew Waszak represented the Ministry of Defence.
12th July 2018
TGC are delighted to announce that Julia Smyth, Emma Price and Sian Reeves’ applications for the Attorney General “B” Panel of counsel have been successful, all three having previously been on the Attorney General “C” panel.
Fresh Inquest into the death of Sean Benton
26th January 2018
The fresh inquest into the death of Sean Benton, who died at Deepcut Barracks on 9 June 1995, was resumed on 24 January 2018. Nicholas Moss, Emma Price and Matthew Waszak represent the Ministry of Defence. The evidence is expected to be heard between 24 January 2018 and the end of March 2018.
23rd May 2017
The High Court handed down judgment today dismissing the judicial review claim brought against the Secretary of State for Justice and the Governor of HMP Woodhill by the families of two prisoners who committed suicide whilst at HMP Woodhill. Emma Price led by James Strachan QC (39 Essex) acted for the Secretary of State and the Governor.
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3rd June 2016
Nicholas Moss and Emma Price (assisted by Matthew Waszak) acted for the Ministry of Defence and two individual soldiers in the fresh inquest into the death of Cheryl James, who died at Deepcut Barracks on 27 November 1995.
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