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Inquests/ Coronial Law; Public/ Administrative Law; Police Law; Personal Injury; Professional Regulatory. Alison Hewitt has specialised in inquests for nearly 20 years and is very experienced in all aspects of coronial law and procedure. She is a Specialist Editor of Jervis on Coroners. Alison has acted as "Counsel to the Inquest" in numerous long and complex cases including the high-profile and sensitive inquests into the deaths of Ian Tomlinson, Poppi Worthington and Terrence Smith. Alison also represents a wide range of clients at inquests, including Police Constabularies, private prisons, NHS Trusts, care homes and local authorities, and in associated Judicial Reviews, such as R (Maughan) v HM Coroner for Oxfordshire in the Supreme Court. Most of her work concerns deaths involving state agencies, in particular deaths in prison or Mental Health Units, and deaths with a background of complex clinical care. In her police law practice she acts for Chief Constables in relation to civil claims, judicial review, public inquiries (including the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse) and professional standards/misconduct matters.
Called to the Bar 1984; HM Senior Coroner for the City of London (a part-time role) in 2016. She also acts as a Legal Adviser to the General Dental Council.
The Coroners' Society of England and Wales; PIBA