Gavin Irwin

Gavin Irwin

"A criminal barrister with the finesse and smoothness to switch very easily to the corporate or commercial context...a skilled negotiator...he understands a case from the technical, commercial and human angles"

Chambers UK
Year of call: 1996
For enquiries please call: 020 7353 5324 or email vcard cv linkedin save

Inquests & Public Inquiries

Gavin’s advice and advocacy is regularly sought in relation to Coroner’s Inquests.  He has represented doctors and healthcare organisations in sensitive Inquests where: individuals are at risk of a finding of neglect or being required to ‘self-report’ to the GMC and NHS; and, where the prospect of criminal proceedings is an important factor in tactical decision-making.

In particular, recent cases have involved:

  • representing a GP at an Inquest involving the death of a young woman after a long battle with anorexia nervosa here
  • representing a GP Practice at an Inquest involving the death of a two year old boy who choked on a sausage while holidaying at Butlins here
  • representing an Emergency Medicine Registrar at an Inquest involving a ‘death in custody’ where excessive police restraint contributed to death here
  • representing an Emergency Medicine Registrar at an Inquest where a patient died as a result of necrotising fasciitis here and here
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