Andrew Smith appears at patient death Inquest

May 22, 2015

Andrew Smith appeared at the inquest into the death of a patient during a trip to Hollingworth Lake.

The inquest jury decided that staff at Birch Hill hospital, Rochdale, where Mr Elahi was a patient, were at fault for allowing him to take part in the trip. Andrew represented the family at the inquest, which lasted for six days and resulted in the jury recording a narrative verdict “that the deceased took his own life while the balance of his mind was disturbed”.

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Andrew has rapidly developed a heavyweight prosecution practice and is well respected for his meticulous preparation and pragmatic attitude. He has prosecuted many multi- handed conspiracies and has been led in numerous cases involving gangland murder, heavyweight armed robbery and fraud.

He is regularly instructed as a Leading Junior and is a Category 4 Prosecutor. Andrew has extensive experience of internal police regulation. Andrew has recent experience of representing doctors before the GMC Interim Orders Panel which is an area that he is particularly keen to develop. He also has experience of representing interested parties before the Coroners Court.

Andrew is a member of the criminal team at Exchange Chambers.