Inquests

Attending an inquest following the death of a family member will be a difficult and painful process for anyone, especially if that person died in particularly distressing circumstances.

At Matthew Gold & Co we act for families who have lost loved ones in situations including domestic violence, deaths in police or prison custody or due to mental health issues.

We only accept instructions to represent families at inquests and aim to support families in the procedure. The range of potential verdicts at an inquest is broad and our in-depth experience makes us uniquely placed to provide a complete support throughout the process. We use the law in an inventive and creative way, often taking on cases which are challenging and difficult.

Our dedicated team of lawyers specialise in righting the wrongs of public authorities and we have an excellent record of obtaining successful outcomes for clients. This includes favourable decisions at inquests, meaning that lessons can be learnt and, hopefully, future deaths can be prevented.

The Human Rights Act has an important part to play in inquest law. The right to life is enshrined in Article 2. We have successfully obtained positive outcomes for families as a result of obtaining Article 2 compliant inquests where witnesses and evidence are fully tested before a Coroner and a Jury. If an inquest is not found to engage Article 2, it will usually mean there will be no Jury. Also, in a non-Article 2 inquest, the breadth of causative factors leading to the death which can be considered by the Coroner will be more limited and the verdicts that can be reached when determining the cause of death will be restricted.

We can also represent families in civil claims for damages which arise out of the circumstances of the death of the family member. We aim to provide families with a holistic service throughout what are often extremely difficult times.

We can also apply for legal aid to provide advice and representation for our clients.

Inquests

Attending an inquest following the death of a family member will be a difficult and painful process for anyone, especially if that person died in particularly distressing circumstances.

At Matthew Gold & Co we act for families who have lost loved ones in situations including domestic violence, deaths in police or prison custody or due to mental health issues.

We only accept instructions to represent families at inquests and aim to support families in the procedure. The range of potential verdicts at an inquest is broad and our in-depth experience makes us uniquely placed to provide a complete support throughout the process. We use the law in an inventive and creative way, often taking on cases which are challenging and difficult.

Our dedicated team of lawyers specialise in righting the wrongs of public authorities and we have an excellent record of obtaining successful outcomes for clients. This includes favourable decisions at inquests, meaning that lessons can be learnt and, hopefully, future deaths can be prevented.

The Human Rights Act has an important part to play in inquest law. The right to life is enshrined in Article 2. We have successfully obtained positive outcomes for families as a result of obtaining Article 2 compliant inquests where witnesses and evidence are fully tested before a Coroner and a Jury. If an inquest is not found to engage Article 2, it will usually mean there will be no Jury. Also, in a non-Article 2 inquest, the breadth of causative factors leading to the death which can be considered by the Coroner will be more limited and the verdicts that can be reached when determining the cause of death will be restricted.

We can also represent families in civil claims for damages which arise out of the circumstances of the death of the family member. We aim to provide families with a holistic service throughout what are often extremely difficult times.

We can also apply for legal aid to provide advice and representation for our clients.

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