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Inquests & Public Inquiries

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30 Park Place is a leading set at the Welsh Bar and is highlighted for its impressive capabilities in a wide range of sensitive inquests and high-profile public inquiries. The chambers' barristers have received instructions in many of the major recent inquiries, such as acting on behalf of hundreds of victims across Wales and Northern Ireland in the Infected Blood Inquiry. The set boasts further strengths in all manner of inquests such as those concerning the police, healthcare providers and care homes. Lloyd Williams QC and Christian Howells were centrally involved in the inquest touching the death of Emiliano Sala, who was killed in a plane crash en route to Wales, shortly after signing with Cardiff City FC.

Client service:

"Phillip Griffiths is very friendly on the phone and happy to help." "Phillip is always approachable and quick."

Strengths:

Christian Howells
Christian Howells appears in high-profile public inquiries and Article 2 inquests involving the NHS, prisons and other public services. He acts for both bereaved families and state agents, and has been instructed to represent over 300 core participants in the Infected Blood Inquiry.
"He is a helpful barrister who provides clear answers." "His work ethic and insight are really impressive."
Recent work: Instructed on behalf of Cardiff City Football Club in the inquest of Emiliano Sala.

Strengths:

Lloyd Williams QC
Lloyd Williams QC tends to represent the bereaved at inquests involving the police, or in matters investigating health and safety failures. He has also attracted an important instruction in the Infected Blood Inquiry.
"He is very helpful, his advice is always very clear and his advocacy is very good."
Recent work: Continued to represent 300 core participants in the Infected Blood Inquiry. These were victims who were infected with HIV and hepatitis C through NHS blood transfusions.

Strengths:

Nia Gowman
Nia Gowman has an active inquests practice, with particular expertise acting for healthcare sector clients in Article 2 inquests. Her cases frequently involve mental health considerations.
"She is a brilliant barrister. She is quietly confident, which makes her a pleasant advocate to be in court with as well."

Inquests & Public Inquiries

30 Park Place

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30 Park Place

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Silks (QC)

The Regions (Bar)

Inquests & Public Inquiries


Lloyd Williams QC
Band 2

Juniors

The Regions (Bar)

Inquests & Public Inquiries


Christian Howells
Band 2
Nia Gowman
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