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Jason Beer QC, Francesca Whitelaw and Georgina Wolfe appear in the Pre-Inquest Review hearing of the Inquest into the Death of Dawn Sturgess

On 30 March 2021, Baroness Heather Hallett DBE PC held her first pre-inquest review since her appointment as Coroner in the Inquest Touching on the Death of Dawn Sturgess.

Dawn Sturgess died in 2018 having been poisoned by novichok after the attack on Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury. 

Members of Chambers are instructed in the Inquest as follows:

  • Jason Beer QC is instructed by Counter Terrorism Police (South East)
  • Francesca Whitelaw is junior counsel to the Inquest
  • Georgina Wolfe is instructed by the Secretary of State for the Home Department and all government departments and agencies.