For many families, the Coroner’s Inquest is the final chance to comprehend the circumstances surrounding the death of their loved one and to seek answers to any questions that they may have.
- As a bereaved family member you may have been contacted by the Coroner’s Office and be aware that you are a “properly interested person”; this effectively gives you the right to participate in the coronial process and importantly to put questions to witnesses during the final hearing.
- The day of the Coroner’s Inquest can be challenging for bereaved families, not only because Coroner’s courts can seem daunting to those who may unfamiliar with the legal process but also because the inquest will often be an emotional experience for the deceased’s loved ones.
- Instructing a legal representative can help you to get answers to the questions that you want to ask.
- At Hilary Meredith Inquest Solicitors, our team has many years of experience in providing a professional and sensitive service for families at this most difficult of times, helping to establish the truth surrounding their loved one’s death and often preserving the memory.
- We provide a full inquest hearing service including advice prior to the final hearing, representation at any pre-inquest hearings and advocacy at the final inquest hearing.
- For families who wish to represent themselves at the inquest we can help by reviewing the evidence prior to the hearing and formalising a list of questions that the family can put to the witnesses.
- We offer a free telephone consultation and have a transparent fee structure so that you know exactly how much you will pay at the earliest opportunity.
At Hilary Meredith Inquest Solicitors we provide fixed fees for both full and half day advice (consideration of papers and conference) or advice and advocacy (consideration of papers, conference and advocacy at Inquest). Please contact us for further details.