Alan regularly acts in inquests for the Coroner, and for local authorities, police, prison service and other state bodies. He recently acted for the Coroner in a 3 week inquest involving complex issues surrounding cause of death and causation involving medical experts from multiple disciplines. In addition, he is currently acting for a Coroner in an application for a new Inquest.
Alan represented the Security Services in the high profile Inquest into the death of Diana, Princess of Wales and Mr Dodi Al Fayed.
Alan has also acted in a number of judicial review relating to Inquests and funding for inquests. Examples include:
Kent County Council v HM Coroner for Kent (Defendant) & Mr and Mrs Barry (Interested Parties)  EWHC 2768 - a successful challenge was made of the Coroner’s decision that Article 2 was engaged.
Sumaiya Patel v Lord Chancellor & Assistant Deputy Coroner for Inner West London  EWHC 2220 - court held that the widow of one of the bombers responsible for the bombings in London on July 7, 2005 failed to show that there was a significant wider public interest in her having exceptional funding for legal representation at the inquest into the deaths caused by the bombings.