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.
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.