Peter is regularly instructed to represent the interests of various public bodies, including NHS Trusts and many Police forces, as well as other healthcare providers within prisons, in Inquests, including high-profile cases with the potential to affect organisational reputations. He has considerable experience of multi-week Article 2 Inquests and is frequently entrusted with front-line briefs from parties whom are the main focus of the inquest.
Cases have involved matters including (among others):
- death in prison;
- cases where mental ill-health has been a significant factor;
- high-speed Police pursuit by car,;a fall off a balcony while handcuffed and about to be taken to hospital by Police;
- a death a few hours after release from Police custody;
- death by pneumonia (contributed to by alcohol abuse) metres away from a Police station;
- a shooting by gang members in the vicinity of a funeral;
- a suicide in a children’s home, alleged neglect by a hospital;
- a late-night collision with a car while hitch-hiking home from hospital.