Case

Inquest into the death of Joseph Phuong

04.10.2017

Practice Areas

Inquests

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.


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TEMPLE GARDEN CHAMBERS is a market leading set with recognised excellence in a myriad of practice areas with awarded leaders in twelve specialist areas. TGC has the privilege of being well placed in the Temple and The Hague with superb facilities.

Currently consisting of 17 silks and 60 juniors with outstanding leadership and a long established clerking team acknowledged for their exceptional client services and business development, we are keen to expand upon our key areas.

To accommodate the growth in our core practice areas we are inviting applications from established practitioners and/or teams to further enhance our excellent reputation in the following fields:

• Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence
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TGC is widely recognised for its friendly ethos and its commitment to Equality & Diversity and Wellbeing. We are especially keen to encourage applications from underrepresented groups at the bar – women, people with disabilities, those from ethnic minority groups and members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Applications will be treated with the strictest confidence and should be addressed to the Head of Chambers, Keith Morton QC kmorton@tgchamber.com

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