Inquests & Public Inquiries

2 Hare Court offers unrivalled expertise and experience in Inquests & Public Inquiries. Members of the Inquest & Public Inquiry team have acted in the most complex and high profile cases of recent times, including; Grenfell Tower, Manchester Arena, Hillsborough, the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, the death of Alexander Litvinenko, the In Amenas hostage crisis, the London 7/7 bombings and the Bloody Sunday Inquiry.


Members of the 2 Hare Court team provide the highest quality of advice, representation and advocacy in coronial proceedings.

We represent the full range of Interest Persons including; corporate bodies and companies, local authorities, hospital trusts, care homes, health professionals, military personnel, the emergency services and bereaved families.

Our unparalleled expertise in Crime, Health & Safety, Professional Discipline and Court Martial proceedings ensure that we are not only able to robustly advise and represent our clients’ interests during the inquest process but also provide continuity of representation in any subsequent proceedings such as professional disciplinary proceedings or criminal prosecution.

Notable cases include:

  • The Hillsborough Inquest
  • Natasha Ednan-Laperouse Inquest (The Pret food allergy inquest)
  • The In Amenas hostage crisis
  • Zane Gbangbola Inquest (concerning the death of a young boy from alleged carbon monoxide poisoning)
  • The death of Alexander Perepilichnyy
  • The SAS Inquest into the death of three reservists from heat injury in the Brecon Beacons

Public Inquiries

We have considerable experience and expertise across the team acting in high profile and sensitive public inquiries both as counsel to the Inquiry as well as on behalf of Core Participants.

Notable cases include:

  • Manchester Arena
  • Grenfell Tower
  • The IICSA
  • Undercover Police
  • Sexual Harassment at St Hughes College, University of Oxford
  • The Independent Jersey Care Inquiry
  • The Alexander Litvinenko Inquiry
  • The London 7/7 terrorist bombings
  • The Bloody Sunday Inquiry



Julian Campbell
Julian Campbell, Director of Clerking
Inquests & Public Inquiries Team

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For more information please contact Julian Campbell on 020 7869 7806 or email We will guide you through our simple and transparent process and get the right representation for your matter.

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“An excellent clerking team in my experience: quick to respond, offering solutions if something is not possible.”

“Julian Campbell is excellent and makes every effort to accommodate the client’s needs. He always works hard to try to cover urgent cases that come up and his assistance is always very much appreciated.”

“Julian Campbell is great – he’s got good commercial nous and he knows how to add value on that side. They’ve also got a newsletter I find quite valuable.”

Chambers UK 2024

“They really are a stand out chambers and are a go-to set for inquest work.” and “Hannah Thomas is extremely knowledgeable and experienced in inquests which is often rare for someone of her call. Her manner with clients is exceptional.”

‘The clerks are excellent and always helpful and a joy to work with. There are a number of Barristers at these chambers that I use for inquests and all, without exception, are excellent.”

“Louis Lockwood is one of the most efficient clerks I have ever come across. He is attentive, responsive and an asset to 2 Hare Court.” and “Chloe Skingsley is a top rate clerk. She is trustworthy and efficient. Her knowledge of the market is exceptional.”

Legal 500 UK 2024

“The clerks are quick to respond to queries. Louis Lockwood is particularly helpful and efficient.”

“The responsiveness and level of service is excellent. Particular recognition goes to Louis Lockwood who is always on hand to assist promptly.”

“Julian Campbell goes above and beyond in liaising with the court and takes a huge load off our shoulders.”

Chambers UK 2023

“2HC is a pre-eminent set. There is a diverse range of expertise from counsel who are truly exceptional.” and “Provides good all-round coverage in the health and safety, crime and inquest sectors.‘

“Clearly very good for inquests and inquiries.” and “Strength in depth and extremely reliable.”

“The set is a strong and growing presence in the regulatory market place, and dominant in some niches, particularly Inquests. The team are very responsive and have real strength in depth.” and “2 Hare Court is an impressive set with numerous excellent barristers.”

“Great clerking. Louis Lockwood is particularly efficient and helpful.”

Legal 500 UK 2023

“The clerks are very professional and courteous.”

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