Public Access – Inquests


Spire Barristers have members experienced in representing bereaved families, individuals, statutory bodies and corporate entities at coroner’s inquests. The team draws on experience gathered from many different areas, such as personal injury, health and safety, clinical negligence, public law, prisons, police and military cases and road traffic accidents.

Our barristers advise at all stages of the inquest process, including issues of disclosure, pre-inquest reviews and advocacy at the inquest, in inquests with and without a jury. We are also regularly instructed to review, following inquests, and advise bereaved families and dependents on subsequent stages of civil litigation or criminal proceedings that can often follow – therefore representing interested persons and coroners in the most complex of cases as well as others. Our specialist counsel are all levels of seniority so we have the breadth of experience to suit every client’s needs and budget.

Get in touch.

Clients are encouraged to contact one of our Clerks in the first instance to discuss the suitability of their matter for direct access and the availability of an appropriate direct access Barrister.

If it appears that it is appropriate for a Barrister to assist you, we will arrange for a preliminary telephone discussion with one of our Barristers. This discussion will not place any commitment upon you to continue with instructing via direct access.

If you require our professional and compassionate services in divorce and mediation or you would like additional advice, our dedicated Clerking team are available on 0113 200 2400 or email us at Alternatively, you can reach us by completing our contact form below.