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Sam practises in all areas of police and government law, including inquests, civil actions, judicial review, public inquiries and advice on policy. Particular expertise in inquests and civil claims arising out of terrorist attacks; the police use of firearms and deaths in police and prison custody. She has represented Coroners, police forces (including individual officers), government departments, private companies and the NCA in numerous recent high-profile inquests and public inquiries including: Grenfell Tower Inquiry; Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse Inquiry; Westminster Bridge Inquests; London Bridge Inquests; Fishmongers’ Hall Inquests; Undercover Policing Inquiry; Tunisia Inquests; Bataclan Theatre Inquest and Inquests into the Sri Lanka bombings. Counsel to the Chief Coroner in the Inquest into the death of Dr Abbas Khan while in prison in Syria. Counsel to HMG in the fresh inquest into the Birmingham Pub Bombings. Hillsborough Inquests, Mark Duggan Inquest (representing the NCA), Public Inquiry into the death of Azelle Rodney (representing forearms officer), Inquest into the death of Jean-Charles De Menezes.
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