Jason MacAdam

Call 1990


“He is down to earth, accessible and always has command of the details.”

Chambers and Partners 2022
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Jason has over 25 years of experience in representing all manner of interested persons in inquests arising out of road traffic fatalities, deaths following medical intervention, deaths in the workplace and deaths in police custody.

He has represented family members, insurance companies, publicly listed companies and corporate entities, doctors, surgeons, other healthcare professionals and police officers. Some of the inquests that Jason has been instructed in have taken place after extremely thorough criminal investigations. He has undertaken many Article 2 inquests and is fully familiar with associated case law and issues arising.

In addition to representing interested parties at the inquest stage, Jason has gone on to appear for them throughout all stages of the criminal justice process and the High Court.
He has experience of appearing before:

  • Criminal Courts at all levels
  • The High Court, in particular the Admin Court
  • The Court of Appeal
  • The Privy Council
  • The General Medical Council
  • The General Pharmaceutical Council
  • The Health and Care Professions Council
  • Police officers Disciplinary Tribunals

Such experience ensures that he is able to approach such cases holistically and provide expert advice and continuity of representation to clients where there are associated civil/criminal proceedings or referrals to a Professional Regulator are contemplated.

Inquests Cases

R v Blakey Police officer charged with misconduct in a public office, gross negligence manslaughter; Officer acquitted

Inquest into the death of Christopher Alder. 2001. Article 2 Inquest. Complex causation issues. Longest running single death Inquest in British legal history

Instructed in Magistrates, Crown and High Court proceedings

Inquest into the death of Mark Camm. 2008 6 week case. Article 2 Inquest. Death in custody case, neglect

Inquest into the death of Martin Middleton. 2009. Article 2 Inquest. Coroner accepted submissions that IPPC investigation had proceeded upon flawed statutory interpretation

Inquest into the death of Ms Featherstone. Represented the family of the deceased. Negligence finding by the Coroner. Instructed in associated civil proceedings

Death of a patient in surgery Inquest. May 2014. Represented the consultant surgeon. Despite submissions made by the family’s solicitor to the Coroner that a conclusion of gross negligence should be recorded the Coroner acceded to Mr MacAdam’s submission that no such evidence had been adduced. Accordingly a conclusion of death by misadventure was recorded