Inquest Team

9 St John Street's Inquest Team represents and advises parties in all types of inquests and pre-inquest hearings.

The members of the group regularly represent hospital trusts; police forces; families; care homes and other interested parties in everything from brief hearings with coroners sitting alone to lengthy Article 2 inquests being heard by juries.

The inquest group offers clients and solicitors a choice of inquest practitioners from a range of disciplines – with inquest barristers who are also experts in clinical negligence; health and safety; regulatory law; personal injury and criminal law.

The clerking team can be contacted at inquests@9sjs.com or email tony.morrissey@9sjs.com, chris.swann@9sjs.com or joe.gibson@9sjs.com


Tom Gilbart

Head of the Inquest Team


Client Testimonial:

"I have instructed various members of 9 St John Street Chambers’ Inquest team over the last few years. The team are well supported through excellent clerking. Every member of chambers I have dealt with has been thoroughly well prepared, treated each instruction with the care and sensitive approach that these matters need.

I have instructed members of chambers to deal with anything from a one day Inquest matters, involving deaths in a residential care setting, through to an extensive, Article 2, five week Inquest with five interested parties. I would have no hesitation in recommending 9 St John Street Chambers be instructed in respect of any type of Inquest matter."

Jacqui Kendall, Partner, Plexus