If someone you love has died following police contact, or while in police custody, you and your family deserve answers about the circumstances in which they died, and whether anything could have been done to prevent it.
At Farleys, our inquest solicitors are dedicated to helping you get those answers, all while providing in-depth legal support and assistance in a compassionate, approachable manner.
Following your initial consultation with us, if you decide to instruct our inquest solicitors, we’ll begin by contacting the Independent Police Complaints Commission, the police force concerned, and the Coroner, informing them that we are involved with the case and thereby ensuring that all communication and correspondence is directed through us from that point onwards. We will then liaise with all of the authorities on your behalf, allowing you and your family the time and space you need to grieve.
One of our specialist inquest solicitors will offer you advice and assistance, and if you wish, we can also represent you throughout these proceedings. Plus, we can provide you with detailed explanations of police procedures and police policy documentation, the latter of which can sometimes be particularly complex and difficult to understand without legal expertise. We will also guide you through the post-mortem report and any medical evidence that is issued, ensuring that you understand exactly what occurred. We’ll also be able to advise as to whether or not you will need any independent experts to assist in the investigation.
You can count on our inquest team at Farleys to take particular care to ensure that you’re fully updated throughout the process, and that you fully understand each step we take on your behalf. At the inquest itself, we strive to ensure that you receive the appropriate representation from an experienced barrister who will look after your interests during the hearing.
The inquest team at Farleys work closely with the campaign and support group INQUEST, who provide support to bereaved families and strive to ensure that improvements are made to the inquest system.