Will’s experience and advocacy skills make him an ideal choice for the often sensitive and always demanding environment of inquests. Able to adapt his style to be both subtle and firm as and when required, he combines an eye for detail with a practical, common sense, no nonsense approach to identify the real issues and concentrate on the essential evidence.
Retained to represent the family in an inquest involving a fatal light aircraft accident, in which a Piper Tomahawk crashed into a housing estate shortly after take- off from Barton airfield. The 7-day jury trial concluded with a finding in favour of the pilot, whose skills had been called into question throughout the proceedings.
Acted for Greater Manchester Police at an inquest into the death a man who had been shot by the police during an incident in which he was thought to be carrying a firearm.
Acted for Greater Manchester Police at an inquest into the death of a girl who died in a road traffic accident after running away from a care home.