Michael Rawlinson acts for Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust in complex jury inquest

September 15, 2016

Michael Rawlinson from Exchange Chambers has represented Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust at a three week long jury inquest.

Jagdip Randhawa, 19, from Hounslow, London, died after hitting his head on a concrete path after he was punched by professional boxer Clifton Ty Mitchell, then 21, during a night out in Leeds in October 2011.  It was the second time that night that super middleweight Mitchell had punched the student, having come across him a short time earlier in the city centre.  Mitchell was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for seven years in 2012.

The inquest, held at Wakefield Coroner’s Court, heard that Mr Randhawa was taken to Leeds General Infirmary after the assault where he was placed on a faulty ventilator for 46 minutes.  The jury concluded that failings by the hospital amounted to neglect, but not to unlawful killing.

The inquest received extensive regional and national press coverage.

Michael was instructed by Peter Merchant from DAC Beachcroft, Leeds.

Michael is a member of the Inquests Team at Exchange Chambers.