Michael Hayton QC

Michael Hayton QC

"Highly knowledgeable and professional. He has outstanding advocacy skills." 

Chambers UK 2018
Year of call: 1993 QC: 2013
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Inquests & Public Inquiries

Michael’s coronial work includes acting for clients in Article 2 inquests including a number of cases where prison inmates and police detainees have died whilst in custody. He regularly acts for corporate clients in relation to deaths on construction sites and chemical plants, including inquests whose complexity has required hearings of several weeks.

Michael also acts for doctors and Primary Care Trusts where patients have died either in hospital or following medical out patient treatment.

Cases

Dr O

Inquiry into Hypernatremia Related Deaths in Northern Ireland. Long running public inquiry that spanned several young children who following treatment at a variety of hospitals were sent to the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children. The cases were subject to a television documentary that led to the Public Inquiry.

Cristal Pigmants

Complex inquest arising from a large scale explosion at a chemical plant which led to the death of an employee.

Inquest touching upon the death of PC William Barker

Police officer died during flooding when a bridge collapsed whilst he was seeking to ensure it remained inaccessible to the public.

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