Sean Horstead appointed Assistant Coroner for Kent

Friday 10 November 2017

We are delighted to announce that Sean Horstead has been appointed Assistant Coroner for Mid Kent & Medway, North East Kent and Central & South East Kent. Sean is a member of Garden Court’s Inquests Team.

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Sean has extensive experience of representing bereaved families in all types of Article 2 and domestic inquests, before juries all over the country, and in public law challenges before the High Court arising from inquests. Their practices encompass the whole spectrum of coronial proceedings, particularly those involving deaths of persons under the care of the state, whether in police custody, in prison, in connection with police vehicle pursuits, or otherwise.

Sean has twenty years’ experience of high profile and controversial inquests including police firearms operations resulting in fatalities and restraint related deaths. He is also the Assistant Coroner for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

Sean is proud to join those of their colleagues at Garden Court Chambers who already perform the challenging role of a Coroner, and in so-doing to further advance the search for truth, justice and fairness.

Alongside his new role, Sean will continue to be available for instruction. For enquiries, please contact

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