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Inquests

If you have recently lost a loved one unexpectedly following a road traffic collision or accident, you may be asked to attend an inquest. We are here to help you during this highly emotional and stressful time.

What is an inquest?

An inquest mostly takes place to establish how and why an unexpected death has occurred, in particular when a death has been violent in nature, unnatural or simply unknown. The inquest is conducted by a coroner and is essentially a fact-finding inquiry.

How can we help?

The thought of a public hearing can be very daunting to some clients, and that is why we are here to help. We have years of experience of advising clients before inquests and putting clients at ease to understand the process before attending an inquest. We also have represented our clients’ interests at an inquest in some cases if required. We can correspond with the coroner on your behalf to relieve some of the stress in advance of attending an inquest.

We have the fantastic and rare advantage here at Oliver & Co of having a dual-qualified doctor and lawyer in our team, Linda Schermer, who is able to offer medical expertise at the outset and throughout the lifetime of our claims. As one of the few dual-qualified doctors and lawyers in the country, Linda’s experience is invaluable in understanding complex medical issues which is key to interpreting medical evidence at inquests.

Get in touch

Our specialist and highly experienced team of lawyers are here to help you.

If you have been asked to attend an inquest and are looking for some advice, please call us for an initial no-obligation chat to see if you have a claim on 01244 312 306.

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Allison Pepper

Associate Director & Road Traffic Accident Solicitor

Angela Cross

Personal Injury Solicitor Advocate

Kathryn Bull

Personal Injury Senior Litigator

Maria Pilkington

Director & Personal Injury Solicitor

Linda Schermer

Associate Director & Medical Negligence Solicitor

David Owen

Director & Solicitor