5 Essex Court

Robert Talalay

Call 2010


Bobby is regularly instructed to represent public bodies at inquests, often concerning deaths in custody, road traffic incidents, and deaths after police contact.
Bobby also frequently represents the Ministry of Justice, for both the prison service and the National Probation Service, in inquests involving suicide in prison and suicides and killings following the release of prisoners. 

Inquests touching upon the death of Christine Lee and Lucy Lee – Junior Counsel for the Chief Constable of Surrey in an art.2 inquest. Following the murders by John Lowe of Christine and Lucy Lee in 2014, and after multiple investigations by the state into the actions of Surrey Police and a murder trial in which Lowe was convicted, the Senior Coroner for Surrey heard these inquests into the deaths of Christine and Lucy Lee over five weeks, focusing on an examination of the assessment by Surrey Police of the risk posed by Lowe, with particular scrutiny of firearms licensing systems and decisions.