Christopher Coltart QC

Christopher Coltart QC

"Fiendishly bright with a calm and considered manner. He is able to absorb substantial information and give clear, concise advice."

Chambers UK 2018
Year of call: 1998 QC: 2014
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Inquests & Public Inquiries

Christopher has significant inquest experience, notably representing a number of the bereaved families in the Coroner’s Inquest into 7/7 and also the interests of a witness in the Hillsborough Inquest.

Recent cases

Re Paul Tilcock (2017)

Inquest concerning the death of Mr Tilcock, who was overcome with adhesive fumes whilst fitting a bathroom.  Representing the company which employed him, which also engaged in civil proceedings and a possible prosecution by the HSE.

Re Zane Gbangbola (2015)

Inquest concerning death of a young boy from alleged carbon monoxide poisoning. Representing the company which supplied the pump in question. Case heard over 6 weeks in June and July 2016. Verdict of accidental death returned by the Coroner. Case received extensive coverage in the national press.

Hillsborough Inquest (2014)

Advising a significant witness in relation to his proposed appearance at the inquest.

7/7 Inquest (2011)

Represented a number of the bereaved families in this 6 month long inquest. Case involved making submissions about the performance of MI5, and undertaking extensive cross examination of the emergency services re the adequacy of their response to the bombings.

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