Andrew Smith

Call 1996

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Andrew has experience in representing various interested parties in numerous inquests, both Jamieson and Article 2, with and without juries.

He was recently involved as lead junior in the disclosure exercise within criminal proceedings surrounding the shooting of a suspect at the conclusion of a police investigation. This involved advising the prosecuting and police agencies in respect of issues raised by various interested parties, including the deceased’s family, during the IPCC and criminal investigations.

He has extensive experience of representing health care professionals and police officers in criminal courts and before their respective regulatory bodies.

Andrew now appears regularly before the CCA, the Crown Court, the Coroners Court and various tribunals and regulatory panels.

Inquests Cases

Re M represented a G4S employee at the inquest into the death of a private security contractor shot dead in Iraq.

Re E represented the family at the jury inquest into the death of a hospital patient whilst on a boating trip.

Re T represented nurse involved in the care of an elderly lady who suffered a fall during client’s night shift.

Re F represented the family of the deceased at the inquest into the death of a patient following lengthy medical treatment. Case involved detailed submissions on the issues of causation and gross negligence following the diagnosis of a blood disorder after a number of transfusions during treatment.

Re B represented the family at the jury inquest into the death of a young offender who died whilst being held on remand.