Representation at a Hearing

Representation by lawyers at a hearing might raise issues or might uncover evidence which is valuable to the family. This might simply help the family understand what has happened. It might help avert similar deaths in the future. It might help in a later compensation claim.

Public funding (“Legal Aid”)is not generally available to cover representation at the inquest but there are exceptions. The costs of paying for representation may be recoverable if a later civil claim for damages is successful. We might act on a ‘no win no fee’ basis for the family or we might arrange pro bono (i.e. free) representation.