Roger has wide experience of representing interested parties in a range of different types of inquests, including those which engage ECHR Article 2.
His extensive experience of personal injury work and in police misconduct matters ideally equips him to provide expert advice to clients where there are contemplated civil proceedings or possible referrals to professional regulators.
Roger is an insightful and intelligent advocate. He adopts a meticulous approach to every case, and is renowned for his compassionate, affable manner with clients.
Roger has acted for:
• The family of the deceased who was a prisoner in Police custody when he died as a result of drugs ingested at the time of his arrest. A narrative verdict identified failings on the part of the custody officer and also the force medical advisor.
• The Probation Service on the death of a young offender in an accident while carrying out a supervised mountain climbing activity.
• An NHS Hospital trust on the death of a patient shortly after admission to A&E at the request of police officers due to disturbed behaviour and who was subject to restraint by hospital security officers shortly before he died.
• The family of the deceased who died in a multiple vehicle road traffic accident.