David Bentley

Call 1998


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David is a valued member of the inquests team and has considerable experience of proceedings in the Coroner’s Court. He has appeared on behalf of a broad spectrum of interested persons especially at inquests involving a jury and Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Many of the inquests that David attends often involve deaths in hospitals, police custody, prisons, the workplace, restraint deaths, and those involving individuals with mental health issues.

He is the Counsel of choice for many NHS Trusts who require representation at inquests involving deaths in hospitals or where the deceased has had contact with the hospital prior to their death.

David also receives instructions from the Police Federation to support and represent their officers when giving evidence at inquests concerning a death in custody or other police involvement with the deceased.

David is fully conversant with the recent legislative changes and the introduction of new terminology and his experience in the field of professional discipline, criminal and regulatory law provides him with a unique insight into parallel proceedings. This allows him to provide expert advice to the client in relation to the “bigger picture” where there are contemplated civil or criminal proceedings or where referrals to a client’s professional regulator may occur.