5 Essex Court

Victoria von Wachter

Call 1997

Inquests

Victoria has experience of lengthy inquests both with the Coroner alone and jury inquests. 

Victoria has recently represented Natalia Atkinson (probation officer) in an inquest encompassing systemic failure pursuant to Art 2.  The inquest investigated the fatal wounding of a member of the public by an offender out on licence from a determinate sentence. Press article can be read here

Victoria has recently represented West Midlands Police in a 10 day jury inquest involving a death in custody where there were multiple applications for Regulation 28 reports.  She  persuaded the Coroner that no Regulation 28 report was necessary in respect of West Midlands Police.  Victoria has experience of dealing with PII, RIPA and firearms matters.  She has also acted as a Local Authority inquest representative, most recently at an inquest into the death of a child Alexia Walenkaki which has been widely reported in the media. Press articles include:

BBC

Evening Standard