Ranked as Tier 1 counsel for Inquests and Inquiries in The Legal 500 (2024)
‘Holly is a skilled and sensitive advocate in the most difficult of circumstances. A strong, focused barrister very much at home in the inquest arena.’ Legal 500 (2024)
‘A very thoughtful and confident advocate. She is motivated and thoroughly well prepared, with excellent interpersonal skills.’ Legal 500 (2023)
Holly has established a strong Inquest Practice and regularly undertakes work in the Coroner’s Court, acting for a wide range of interested persons.
Holly regularly appears in ‘Article 2’ inquests and those involving a Jury. She has experience of dealing with complicated legal and medical issues that commonly arise in these types of inquest. She has appeared for the Police and local Councils on numerous occasions and receives regular instructions on behalf of prison healthcare. Her inquest practice complements her Regulatory and Criminal work and provides Holly with a practical and in depth knowledge of prison and policing protocols and procedure.
Holly’s calm and approachable manner is well suited to the Coroner’s Court and she is adept at identifying potential issues in cases at an early stage, allowing time for better case preparation and management of any potential Regulation 28 issues (Reports to Prevent Future Deaths). Her thorough and delicate approach ensures that both lay and professional clients feel at ease and their best interests are sensitively dealt with and reflected throughout the proceedings.
Holly regularly presents seminars and lectures on Coronial law and is available to represent any interested party including bereaved families, public bodies and those who have been made an interested person by the Coroner due to their Professional roles.