Christopher Coltart QC

Christopher Coltart QC

"Chris is extremely easy to work with. He works hand in glove with his solicitors, is very approachable and a joy to work with. His attention to detail is unrivalled and his preparation for trial is exemplary. He cuts through the complexity of cases and can identify potentially winning points in even the most difficult cases."

Legal 500 UK 2022
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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