His Hon Peter Rook, Q.C. has appointed Bridget Dolan QC and Jamie Mathieson as Counsel to the Inquest into the death of Private Sean Benton. This is the second fresh inquest into a death of a trainee at Deepcut Barracks, Surrey in 1995.

The inquest is listed to commence in 2018.  At a pre-inquest review hearing held on Friday 16th June 2017 the judge set out the scope of the inquest which can be found  here

The Judge-Coroner, HHJ Loraine-Smith, has now completed his investigation and inquests into the deaths of 30 British nationals who were killed in the terrorist attack at the beach resort of Sousse in Tunisia on 26th June 2015.

His conclusions, that all victims were unlawfully killed, were handed down on 28 February and are attached here.

Claire Watson of Serjeants' Inn was instructed on behalf of the Metropolitan Police, who were are assisting the Coronial investigation. Claire also represented the Metropolitan Police in the inquests relating to the In Amenas terrorist attacks in January 2013.

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Cecily White acted for Essex Police in the Article 2 inquest into the tragic death of Eystna Blunnie, who was killed by her former partner.  The jury made no criticisms of the police response and returned a conclusion of unlawful killing.

Ms Blunnie’s father, Kevin Blunnie, commented:

“We feel a full and proper investigation into the facts around our daughter and her unborn child’s death have now been carried out.”

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On 26 June 2015 38 people were killed in a terrorist attack whilst on holiday in Sousse, Tunisia.   Claire Watson has been retained to act in this inquest held at the Royal Courts of Justice which is expected to last for seven weeks.  The Metropolitan Police are assisting the Coroner, HHJ Loraine-Smith, with his investigation into the deaths of the 30 British nationals who died.

Claire also represented the Metropolitan Police in the inquests relating to the In Amenas terrorist attacks in January 2013.

Bridget Dolan represented the parents of Sally Mays at the inquest into her death in October 2015.  The Senior Coroner for Hull found that the decision by senior psychiatric nursing staff to refuse Sally a hospital bed when she was in obvious need of admission, was an “unconscionable and quixotic decision” following a “lamentable”,  “perfunctory and slipshod assessment” of Sally.