Ranked as a Rising Star in The Legal 500 (2023)
‘One to watch – she is able to deal with complex matters in an efficient manner, is very knowledgeable, and her court craft is wonderfully balanced. An advocate who is fully committed to her role and it shows – pure class.’ The Legal 500 (2023)
Naomi is an experienced and established advocate in the inquest arena. Naomi is regularly instructed to represent a range of interested parties including public bodies, private companies, individuals, and families. She has a wealth of experience in both jury inquests and Article 2 inquests.
Naomi is experienced in providing representation at both inquests and pre-inquests reviews. She quickly identifies issues to ensure effective case management such as the necessity of expert evidence and the management of potential Regulation 28 (Reports to Prevent Future Deaths) issues. Naomi is happy to advise in conference at any stage of the proceedings.
Naomi is also regularly instructed on behalf of healthcare providers within prisons and so has extensive experience of prison inquests as a result and from her work as a ‘Junior Junior’ for the Government Legal Department. She is familiar with processes unique to the prison system such as the ACCT process
Naomi regularly appears in a broad range of inquests in the Coroner’s Court including those involving deaths in care homes, hospitals or potentially involved medical malpractice. She is able to identify and remain focussed on the relevant issues in complex cases.
Naomi’s meticulous preparation ensures that her clients receive pragmatic and targeted advice to ensure the best outcome for them in the sometimes difficult inquest process.
Naomi provides seminars and lectures on Coronial law, having recently provided a seminar to over 100 delegates.
- An inquest following the death of a care home resident after they fell from a window on the first floor of the building. Naomi represented the care home.
- An inquest following the death of an individual involving extensive and acute pressure sores.
- An inquest touching upon the death of a supported living resident following the ingestion by them of cleaning fluid. The issues were the procedure surrounding the storage and use of the cleaning products, and the delay taken in calling the emergency services. Naomi represented the supported living provider.
- An inquest touching upon the death of a young person with complex physical and mental health issues. Naomi represented the attending paramedic who amended the records following his contact with the deceased.
- An inquest touching upon the death of a patient in hospital following the failure to identify an acute haemorrhage on the brain. Naomi represented the radiology company who were engaged in reviewing scans.
- An inquest touching upon the death of a care home resident. Concerns were raised over the medication procedure in the care home and the communication between the care home and the relevant GP practice.
- An inquest touching upon the death of a student in student accommodation. Naomi represented the University. Issues included the contact between the student and the university and policies and procedures surrounding mental health wellbeing.
- An inquest touching upon the death of a passenger at an airport abroad. Concerns were raised about the process following the disembarkation of passengers and the policies/procedures in place to assist passengers abroad. Naomi represented the airline.
- An inquest following the death of a patient in hospital following the administration of a morphine overdose. Naomi represented the nurse who administered the dose.