Kirsten Mercer appointed Assistant Coroner for Northumberland

We are delighted to announce that Kirsten Mercer has been appointed as Assistant Coroner in Northumberland .

Kirsten will sit part time whilst continuing with her inquest practice.

Kirsten is a highly experienced inquest advocate, who represents interested persons in a wide range of matters from deaths arising out of road traffic collisions to unlawful killing.

Pollution; climate change; much more to be done

In May 2019 I spoke at a seminar about the case of AB v HM Assistant Coroner for Inner South London (CO/663/2019). At that time the High Court had just ordered a fresh inquest into the death of Ella Roberta Adoo-Kissi-Debrah. She died in February 2013, aged 9, from a severe asthma attack. She lived […]

The Human Rights Act 1998 – anticipating Covid-19 claims

This is the first in a series of articles considering the Human Rights Act 1998 (‘HRA’) and the Covid-19 pandemic. The first group is designed as a general reminder/ overview of claims under the Human Rights Act 1998, in particular claims arising from alleged breaches of Article 2 European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).

Article 2 Inquests Seminar

Kirsten Mercer & Kate Wilson will be presenting the seminar on Thursday 18th July 2019 at 5pm at a venue in central Leeds.