David Whittaker QC

David Whittaker QC

"He is incredibly well respected. His strengths are that you have complete confidence in his ability to handle a case. His knowledge of the law, analytical skills, client care and advocacy skills are yet to be rivalled by any other barrister I have worked with."

Legal 500 UK 2021
Year of call: 1986 QC: 2019
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Inquests & Public Inquiries

David has experience of a wide range of inquests.

He is frequently instructed to represent companies and individuals at inquests who are facing possible Health and Safety prosecution; and care homes who are facing prosecution by the CQC. He also represents private individuals who have been given “interested party” status.

David is presently instructed for a core participant in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry (the project designer for the cladding sub-contractor engaged on the refurbishment of the Tower)

Cases

The Grenfell Tower Inquiry

Inquest touching upon the death of AA [North Yorkshire CC] Represented driver involved in a fatal road traffic accident

Inquest touching upon the death of BT [South Wales Central CC] Represented care manager following death of resident in her care home

Inquest touching upon the death of JH [Central and South-East Kent CC]

Represented care home following the death of a resident in one of its care homes

Inquest touching upon the death of KB [Warwickshire CC]

Represented this garage equipment services company following the death of one of its mechanics.

Inquest touching upon the death of HB [Gloucestershire CC] Represented a Doctor who had been involved in caring for the deceased.

Inquest touching upon the death of DY [West Sussex CC]

Represented the site-manager of a national construction company following the death of the company employees who was installing drainage pipes at a school.

Inquest touching upon the death of RT [Derbyshire CC]

Represented two Doctors who had been involved in caring for the deceased.

Inquest touching upon the death of RT [Central & South East Kent CC]

Represented the construction company at the inquest into the death of one if its sub-contractor employees.

Inquest touching upon the death of Marine AH [North Wales Coroners Court]

Represented the family of a Marine who died on a training exercise in Snowdonia.

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