Janine Wolstenholme

Janine Wolstenholme instructed in second of two inquests involving school suicides.

The second of two linked inquests took place at Cockermouth Coroners Court before Assistant Coroner Andrew Tweddle.

The inquests touched the deaths of two pupils who attended an independent school in the Lake District.  Pierre Dacosta Noble and Fionnuala Ryan, both 14, took their own lives only weeks apart.

Suicide clusters and contagion in educational settings were a key aspect of the investigation.  The Court also considered the application of Article 2 ECHR in the context of safeguarding in private establishments.

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Janine Wolstenholme  is Ranked in Tier 1  for Inquests and Inquiries in The Legal 500 (2021)

Chambers & Partners Band 2 for Inquests & Public Inquiries Chambers & Partners (2021) 

PSQB is the only Tier 1 set for Inquests & Inquiries on the North Eastern Circuit with six members of the team having Tier 1 recognition in the Legal 500 and two members recognised in Chambers & Partners.

The team’s wide experience extends to deaths that have occurred in Hospitals, Care Homes, Residential Premises, and Custodial and Military settings and the team boasts four assistant coroners: Nadim BashirJames HarganJanine Wolstenholme and Lorraine Harris.

For further information about Janine or any member of the team please contact the Regulatory & Public Law clerks:

Contact Janine’s clerks

Madeleine Gray on 0113 202 8603

Patrick Urbina on 0113 213 5250