5 Essex Court

Fiona Barton QC

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Practice Areas

Police Law; Inquests and Inquiries; Public and Administrative; Professional Discipline. The London Bridge Terrorist Attack Inquests [2019] -Acting for City of London Police; Perepilichnyy Inquest [2018] -Acting for Surrey Police in the inquest examining allegations of Russian state involvement in the death; ACC Beale Discipline [2018] Discipline proceedings against a Chief Officer arising from loss of sensitive documents; The Grainger Inquiry [2017] -Acting for the NCA in the public inquiry into an armed operation by GMP; ACC Sutcliffe [2017] Discipline proceedings against a Chief Officer arising from inappropriate conduct towards a colleague; [2016], Hillsborough Inquests [2014-2016]- For South Yorkshire Police in the inquests into the Hillsborough Disaster. Nunn [2014]-Acting for Suffolk Constabulary in the Supreme Court concerning post-conviction disclosure obligations. Cumbria Shootings Inquests [2011]-Represented Cumbria Police in the inquests into the deaths of Derrick Bird and his victims. 7/7 London Bombing Inquests [2010]- For City of London Police in the inquests into the deaths of the 52 victims. L v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [2009] UKSC 3 - Supreme Court test case on behalf of the Commissioner concerning the scope of Enhanced Criminal Record Certificate.

Career

Called to the bar 1 986; Silk 2011