Sometimes when someone dies the Coroner will decide to hold an inquest into the death. Examples may include:
- Where the death was violent or unnatural
- Where the death was sudden and of an unknown cause
- Where the death occurred in prison or police custody
- Where the death occurred in unusual circumstances
The main purpose of the inquest is to find out how the person died- this can sometimes be a very difficult question.
The family of the deceased will normally have a right to take part in the inquest including asking questions of any witnesses. If the death has
been caused by someone else's fault (such as an accident at work or clinical negligence) that person is likely to be represented by a solicitor or
barrister. The family may want to ask questions to find out just what happened and see whether the death could be avoided.
Glassbrooks are experienced in this type of work and can help the family get the answers they need and rightfully deserve.
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