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Janine Wolstenholme

Leeds, UK UK Bar Guide 2022 Ranked in 1 departments
Ranked in : Inquests & Public Inquiries
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Inquests & Public Inquiries - The Regions (Bar)

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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.
Strengths: "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.
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Routinely instructed in serious and high profile matters Janine acts for interested parties in inquests, including the State, in deaths in custody, those detained under the Mental Health Act, those accessing specialist services for alcohol and substance abuse, deaths in hospitals and care homes. She has significant experience of Article 2, jury inquests and Regulation 28.

Experienced in Section 13 applications Janine is currently instructed in JR proceedings regarding the decision of one of HM Coroners to quash an inquest.

Recently instructed in two linked inquests involving school suicides where the court considered suicide clusters and contagion in educational settings and Article 2 ECHR in the context of safeguarding in private establishments. Janine was also instructed to represent the interests of the probation service in a 4 week inquest at which the Area Coroner made a finding of unlawful killing following a brutal attack by Cherylee Shennan’s previous partner who had been released from prison on licence after killing a previous partner.

Recognised as “A consummate professional with excellent advocacy skills” and “very personable, and her ability to condense complex legal points into simple terms for all concerned shows how acute her knowledge and skills are. Her strengths include her attention to detail and client care skills”

Janine’s civil work complements her coronial law practice enabling her to deals with linked fatal accidents, negligence, human rights and judicial review claims.

Assistant Coroner for West Yorkshire (Eastern) Counsel to the Crown (Panel A) (“Treasury Counsel”) regional civil panel.

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Janine Wolstenholme

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