5 Essex Court

Beatrice Collier

Call 2004

Inquests

Beatrice has wide-ranging experience of inquest work and is used to advising and representing clients throughout the inquest process. She has the knowledge and skills to help clients identify potential impact and risks at an early stage, to advise on witnesses and evidence and to represent clients at the inquest. She understands the importance of working with other interested persons where appropriate and helping clients to manage any post-inquest matters, including any Regulation 28 Reports.

Her inquest work usually overlaps with other areas of her expertise, including policing (police pursuits/restraint) prisons (death in custody) and mental health and capacity (care homes/social care/psychiatric patients/dementia sufferers).

Beatrice’s recent inquests include:

Inquest into the death of Richard Handley (2018) - representing the local authority

Inquest into the death of Kirsty Walker (2017) - representing the NHS Trust providing mental health

Inquest into the death of Ashley Forde (2017) - representing the police in a police pursuit death

Inquest into the death of John McKeown (2017) - representing the police in a police pursuit death

Inquest into the death of Leah Ratheram (2017) - representing the social care provider (mental health context)

Inquest into the death of Jack Davies O’Neill (2017)  - representing the local authority providing mental health services

Inquest into the death of Stewart Atkins (2016) - representing the police

Inquest into the death of Monica Wallace (2016) - representing the local authority

Inquest into the death of Christiaan Woestenburg (2016) - representing the IPCC

Inquest into the death of Paul Crick (2016) - representing the commissioning authority

Inquest into the death of Lakwinder Singh (2016) - representing the prison