Inquests

Stuart Miller Solicitors have the expertise in Coronal and Administrative law to use for the benefit of their clients

Deaths are investigated by Coroners in certain circumstances. These are usually when there is a sudden death or when the death occurs in police station or prison, or in any situation when the State or its agents are involved. Most Inquests take place when the bereaved are least able to take part in the investigation and the subsequent inquiry. Often the inquiries are complex and need an expert to maximise the opportunity for the bereaved to discover as much of the truth as possible so as to know how their loved ones died.

Girish Thanki has represented families in The Deepcut Army Barrack deaths in the Review and at the Inquest. Similarly, he represented families in the Hercules Crash in Iraq Inquest. He has also represented families in army suicide cases.

As State-interest Inquests these required substantial challenges regarding disclosure of sensitive evidence. He has also dealt with death in custody (principally deaths in prison) inquests. He is an expert in forensics, a skill he uses from his experience in criminal trials. Stuart Miller Solicitors have recently won a case in the High Court when an Inquest was quashed for failure to grant an adjournment to undertake independent inquiries.

We can provide representation and advocacy in Inquests even when there are no suspicious circumstances, to take the pressure away from the family at a traumatic time.

In State-interest Inquests we can act for the families under special provisions for public funding in such cases. In other inquests Stuart Miller Solicitors’ private rates are highly competitive.