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.
- Instructed by the Police in an Inquest into the death of a patient at a hospital who was placed in custody after assaulting members of hospital staff, upon release he was found dead at his home following an overdose.
- Instructed by Prison Healthcare in a case involving a drug related death in custody.
- Represented a local authority at an Inquest touching into the death of a care home resident who sadly passed away in her armchair following her lunch. The Coroner concluded that the cause of death having been Oesophageal impaction of food material.
- Instructed to appear at an Inquest involving the death of a farm worker who was subjected to a lethal electrical current when the arm of his tractor was raised and connected with overhead power cables.
- Instructed by the Police in an Inquest into the death of man who was struck by a car on a dark, country lane.