David Sandiford

Call 1995


"David is always thoroughly prepared and gets to the detail of each case. His calm and measured approach helps to achieve some excellent results and makes him extremely popular with clients. He is an excellent advocate, approachable and responsive."

Legal 500 Leading Junior: personal injury; inquests/inquires; administrative/public law/civil liberties/human rights
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Inquests and Inquiries

David has enormous experience in the field of inquests and public inquiries which includes:

1. The North Wales Child Abuse inquiry
2. The Re opened Hillsborough inquests
3. The Damien Bendall quadruple murder inquests
4. The Jacob Billington murder inquest
5. The John Gogarty murder inquest
6. The Michaela Hall Inquest

He has huge experience in medical inquests, deaths in custody, deaths after police contact and deaths whilst the perpetrator was under the supervision of the probation service.

He is consistently recognised by the Legal 500 and is very much sought after for his expertise and skill in handling high profile cases.

Inquests and Inquiries

A flavour of practice:

The inquest into the death of Michaela Hall:
BBC News
The Guardian

The North Wales Child Abuse Inquiry:
BBC News
The Guardian

The Reopened Hillsborough Inquests:
The Independent
BBC News

Damien Bendall quadruple murder inquests:
BBC News
Daily Mail

Jacob Billington murder inquest:
Sky News
BBC News

John Gogarty murder inquest:
BBC News
The Independant

Re JB – for the Probation Service – death following stabbing

Re DA – on behalf of MOJ – prison death – fatal fall following protest

Re X – for MOJ – prison death by hanging

Re Y – for Probation Service – murder whilst on licence

Re DH – for Probation Service – death whilst under supervision

Re W – for MOJ – death in custody

Re W – for DOH – death arising from infected blood

Re F – for MOJ – death in custody by hanging

Re PJ – for MOJ – death in custody

Re S – for the family – CO poisoning in tent – PFD report to Scout Association

Re R – for the prison – death in custody – issues around risk assessment

Re A – for the employer – lorry versus pedestrian – lack of care, DOLS

Re H – for the insurer – deceased struck by vehicle – suicide

Re M – for the police- deceased leaving A&E issues, around mental health and interagency duties

Re X – for the prison – spice related death – issues around drug reduction strategy

Re Y – for the prison – hanging – issues around observation and risk assessment

Re M – for the IOPC – advice on investigation and disclosure in the coronial context