If you have lost a loved one and there is to be a Coroner’s Inquest, Graystons Solicitors can help.
An Inquest will usually be held in public at the Coroner’s Court. At this hearing, the circumstances of death are examined by the Coroner and he or she may call relevant witnesses to give evidence about how the deceased died.
Certain individuals, including the deceased’s family, have a right to participate in the Inquest and ask questions of the witnesses called to give evidence.
We have helped many families obtain answers about the circumstances of how their loved one died and helped to highlight factors which may have contributed to their death.
Coroner’s proceedings are separate from other criminal or civil proceedings which may arise out of a death. However, the Coroner’s findings may be relevant to any clinical negligence claim which may be started due to the circumstances of the death.
At Graystons Solicitors we are able to provide advice and representation in relation to the Coroner’s Inquest. We can also assist in relation to any related clinical negligence claims.
In certain circumstances, Legal Aid is available to the family of the deceased to cover the costs of the inquest. Alternatively, we may be able to offer other funding options, or to agree a fixed fee for our representation during the inquest.
In the event of a related clinical negligence claim being successful it may also be possible to recover a proportion of the costs of the Inquest through this claim.
If you would like to discuss further how Graystons may be able to assist, please contact Bethan Parry, one of our solicitors on 0151 6450055