Notified of an inquest by the coroner? How our Inquest Solicitors can help...

An inquest is useful to gather information about a death, but if it concerns the death of a loved one it can be very upsetting. Our specialist team will work with you to ensure you get the answers you need from the inquest process. We can be with you from when the inquest is opened, through the pre-inquest review hearing and at the inquest itself.

If the death occurred in a hospital, care home, prison cell or police custody, then their officers and staff will be legally represented. To ensure your voice is heard as well, we recommend that you are legally represented. It is essential to understand what the Coroner can and cannot do and our team will work with the Coroner to ensure that all important witnesses are called and expert evidence obtained.

Our team have extensive experience helping the families of people who have died in hospital or in a care home. We are based in Manchester and London but can assist around the country.

If a claim for medical negligence or personal injury arises out of the Inquest, we will claim the costs of the inquest back within that claim. You may also have home insurance which could cover the cost of an Inquest. Please contact us to discuss all funding options.

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Common questions about Inquests

What does an Inquest involve?

Establishing who died, when, where, how and the medical cause of death

Conclusions (formerly 'verdicts') made at Inquests

Accident, contribution by neglect, alcohol/drug related, industrial disease, lawful or unlawful killing, natural causes, open, road traffic collision, stillbirth, open or suicide. The conclusion can also be a narrative one.

We’ll aim to make the legal process as simple to understand as possible and we’re happy to answer any questions you have along the way.

Our aim is to offer the very best service so you can rest assured knowing your case is in good hands.

Get in touch today

Get in touch with our expert inquests team today!

Legal representation for an inquest


If you want to have some say in the inquest process, please don't delay in seeking legal advice as early as possible.

We're just a phone call or email away and will be able to get started on representing you as soon as we have discussed thecase with you. Call us on 0800 1 444 111 or 0161 833 9253. Or use our simple enquiry form on the right of the page.


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