Specialist Areas

This is a growing area of work at Spire Barristers and members are happy to accept instructions from NHS bodies, police forces, interested parties and family members.

Spire Barristers’ Inquests team have a range of knowledge and skills, with practitioners who can call upon a range of experience in the following practice areas:

  • criminal law
  • clinical negligence
  • health and social care
  • mental capacity
  • prison law

Our Public Law Barristers who undertake inquest work understand the sensitive nature of this area of work and have excellent client care skills. Our Barristers and Clerking team always take care to ensure confidential and sensitive material is handled correctly. Members have experience of Article 2 inquests.

Recent inquests have included a successful argument that neglect contributed to an acute hospital death.

Most members undertaking Inquest work are direct access trained.

Please do not hesitate to contact one of our Public Law clerks


All members regularly deliver seminars in all the key areas and provide training to local authority social workers.