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Park Square Barristers

Inquests & Public Inquiries

5 ranked barristersBand 2The Regions (Bar)UK Bar 2022 View ranking table
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Park Square Barristers is a go-to set for interested persons in inquests, including government departments, police forces, healthcare organisations, local authorities and education bodies. Members additionally act for bereaved families. The set boasts an impressive bench of barristers skilled in the inquests field, with several government panel members and assistant coroners among its roster.

Client service:

Richard Sadler is senior managing clerk and Madeleine Gray is senior regulatory clerk.

Strengths:

Janine Wolstenholme
Janine Wolstenholme has substantial experience of acting on behalf of government bodies in inquests. She is particularly adept in matters involving deaths in prison, or scrutinising the decisions of the National Probation Service.
"She's a very solid performer and a strong advocate." "She is an approachable, helpful and reassuring barrister."
Recent work: Acted for the Ministry of Justice at the inquest touching the death of Andrew Jones following a self-inflicted death arising from unlawful segregation.

Strengths:

Kate Wilson
Kate Wilson has particular strengths in inquests involving complex medical issues and expert evidence. She is instructed by the Ministry of Justice in Article 2 inquests, as well as acting for families, local authorities and other parties.
"She is a very skilled advocate and great with clients." "She is a solid performer as an advocate."
Recent work: Acted for the family of Andrew Westlake at the inquest into his self-inflicted death after being forced to disembark a Jet2 flight while suffering a mental health crisis.

Strengths:

Kirsten Mercer
Kirsten Mercer is a barrister highly sought after by government departments to provide counsel in relation to inquests, typically involving the management of prison services or probation.
"She has a special touch with clients having their first encounter with the law."
Recent work: Acted as counsel to the National Probation Service at the inquest into the death of Robert Stacey, who died following an overdose after discharge from prison to approved premises.

Strengths:

Lorraine Harris
Lorraine Harris is a strong choice of barrister for clients in complex inquests, owing in part to her experience as an Assistant Coroner for Kingston Upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire and South Yorkshire East. She is in demand among a variety of public sector clients, recently focusing on local authorities, the NHS and the police.
"She explains issues very well for clients and I will definitely instruct her again." "She is deals with matters very well and professionally."

Strengths:

Simon Connolly
Simon Connolly developed a substantial practice in the area since transferring to the Bar in 2019, and is regularly sought out to act in Article 2 inquests. He is instructed by public and private bodies, with recent work for care providers and the police.
"He's a very good operator and an effective advocate." "He is a very personable barrister and clients really like him."

Inquests & Public Inquiries

Park Square Barristers

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Location

6 Park Square

Leeds

West Yorkshire

UK

LS1 2LW

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Inquests & Public Inquiries


Janine Wolstenholme
Band 2
Kate Wilson
Band 2
Kirsten Mercer
Band 2
Lorraine Harris
Band 2
Simon Connolly
Band 2