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Death in Custody Compensation

When someone suffers a violent, unnatural or sudden death where the cause is unknown, the bereaved family often feel overwhelmed and want to obtain as much information as possible about the circumstances surrounding it so that they can try to find some closure.  At this stage a coroner normally holds an inquest.

Our solicitors can help you if your relative has died in police custody or following contact with the police. It is our aim to place the family at the heart of the inquest process. We will be with you every step of the way from the initial investigations to the Coroner’s inquest.

The families we represent draw strength and guidance from our civil liberties team, who specialise in deaths in custody whether it is in prison, police custody or immigration detention. Our team also specialises in contentious deaths following police contact and in a psychiatric setting. Our team acts for families in the most sensitive and high profile cases.

We will help you and your family find out as much information as possible about the circumstances leading to the death of your loved one to ensure that people are held to account, that your questions are answered and lessons learnt.

Our solicitors work closely with inquest, which works for truth, justice and accountability for families, and campaigns for policy change at the highest level. Some of our team are members of the Inquest Lawyers Steering Group (ILGSG ) and all of our inquest team belong to the Inquest Lawyers Group, which is a network of lawyers working closely with Inquest and families.

Our team provides a bespoke service to our clients. In the appropriate circumstances, we are able to advise on relevant complaint procedures and other avenues of redress including compensation claims. We can challenge Coroner’s decisions through judicial review proceedings in the Administrative Court if a Coroner fails to investigate a death properly.

Our Civil Liberties & Human Rights Solicitors are backed by four decades of experience and have a strong track record of achieving favourable client outcomes. For expert legal advice use our contact form or call us on 0808 231 6369 today.

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