Lester Morrill has a national reputation for representing bereaved families at inquests. Fiona Borrill is a leading specialist in this field.
Fiona acts for relatives suffering the trauma of the unexpected death of a loved one. She has dealt with many cases arising from deaths in custody or in hospital.
This is a highly specialised area of law. Very few solicitors in the country are experienced in dealing with inquests. The Coroners’ Court operates differently to other courts and specialist representation will enable bereaved families to ask questions to find out the circumstances leading to their loved ones’ deaths. In many of our cases, where we have been able to show that system failures have caused or contributed to a death, changes in procedures have resulted.
Our work in these cases also involves liaison with other organisations, such as the Prison and Probation Ombudsman Service and the Independent Police Complaints Commission, as well as with NHS Trusts.
We aim to ensure that the family’s voice is heard throughout the inquest process. We work closely with specialist barristers to ensure the best representation for families at inquests. Public funding may be available, through a special procedure and we can help families to apply for this where they are eligible.
We maintain close links with Inquest, the UK charity which supports the bereaved at inquests.
We have extensive experience of the investigations of deaths in custody (whether police custody or in prison) and deaths in hospitals, including deaths in psychiatric hospitals.
If you need more information then please contact us.
Click here for to visit the website of ‘INQUEST’, the charity which assists bereaved people.