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Keith Morton KC & Andrew O’Connor KC shortlisted for Chambers UK Bar Awards 2023

TGC wishes Keith and Andrew every success at this years Chambers UK Bar Awards to be held on 30 November 2023 where Keith Morton KC has been shortlisted as Health & Safety Silk of the Year and Andrew O’Connor KC…

Keith Morton KC & Andrew O’Connor KC shortlisted for Chambers UK Bar Awards 2023

Coroner finds that a stab victim was unlawfully killed and that there were causative failures by an NHS Trust

Dominic Adamson KC, instructed by Patrick Maguire and Kate Daflon of HCC Solicitors, acted on behalf of the wider family of Lesley Ann Spearing who had suffered fatal injuries when she was stabbed by her son (who was separately represented). …


Six-week inquests into the mass shooting in Keyham, Plymouth begin

The inquests arising from the mass shooting in Keyham, Plymouth begin today in front of Senior Coroner Ian Arrow. Dominic Adamson KC and Juliet Wells represent the families of the members of the public killed, instructed by Patrick Maguire and…


Forbury Gardens terror attack first Pre-Inquest Review

Nicholas Moss KC and Richard Boyle appeared today as Counsel to the Inquest in this Pre-Inquest Review. The hearing was before HH Zeidman KC, sitting as a Judge Coroner, at the Royal Courts of Justice. The hearing considered matters such…


Coroner rules Shoreham Airshow victims were unlawfully killed

HM Senior Coroner for West Sussex has returned conclusions in respect of the deaths of each of the 11 men killed outside the Shoreham Airshow in 2015. In each case, the Coroner ruled that the deceased had been unlawfully killed…


The Inquests into the Shoreham Airshow Disaster begins today

The Inquests arising from the Shoreham Airshow disaster begins today. On 22 August 2015 a Hawker Hunter ex-military aircraft flown at the Shoreham Airshow crashed on to the A27 killing eleven people. The Inquests, before His Majesty’s Senior Coroner for…


Inquests following fatal bug outbreak at Royal Papworth Hospital conclude

The inquests into two deaths following an outbreak of a waterborne pathogen at a world-leading transplant centre concluded today. The deaths, at the newly-opened Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridge, followed infection by a form of bacteria previously unknown to have…


Zeenat Islam delivering webinar on ‘Public Inquiries & People – Looking Beyond the Legal Process’

Zeenat’s webinar explores innovative opportunities to adopt and embed a more ‘person centred’ approach within formal legal processes in order to better command trust, confidence and legitimacy. Zeenat is delivering the webinar for MBL, a leading learning and development provider…

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Manchester Arena Inquiry Volume 2: the Emergency Response

Today the Manchester Arena Inquiry published its Volume 2 report concerning the response of the emergency services to the Arena attack. Cathryn McGahey KC and Richard Boyle represent HM Government and Andrew O’Connor KC and Piers Taylor represent SMG, the…


Pinterest Inquest into death of Molly Russel

Andrew O’Connor KC has been representing the social media company Pinterest in the inquest into the death of Molly Russell. The Coroner has given his conclusions in the case today.





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