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Top-tier civil law set of chambers recognised for our exemplary client service, depth and breadth of experience in our specialist areas and the outstanding quality of our counsel.

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“arguably the best set for public authority inquest and inquiry work”
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24 Nov 20

Harry Dunn judicial review: Jason Beer QC appears for Northamptonshire Police

The Divisional Court (Flaux LJ and Saini J) today handed down judgment in R (Charles & Dunn) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs.

24 Nov 20

Rob Harland represents the families in 5 conjoined inquests linked to defective Beko gas cookers

16 Nov 20

The Decision from the Supreme Court in Maughan : Significant Ramifications for Coroners and Practitioners

The much anticipated judgment of the Supreme Court in R (Maughan) v HM Senior Coroner for Oxfordshire [2020] UKSC 46 was handed down on Friday 13th November. The appeal was primarily concerned with the standard of proof to be applied at an inquest when considering the short-form conclusion of “Suicide” and whether that standard differs if the relevant facts are recorded in a “Narrative Conclusion”.