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Inquests and Inquiries, Civil Liberties and Human Rights | Wednesday 9 December 2020

Inquest finds inadequate communication by Oxleas staff was factor in death of Claire Lilley

Our Kirsten Heaven of the Garden Court Chambers Inquest team represented the family, instructed by fellow INQUEST Lawyers Group members, Chris Callender and Amy O'Shea of Simpson Millar Solicitors.

Inquests and Inquiries | Thursday 13 February 2020

Jury find series of failures in safeguarding at HMP Swansea as inquest into death of Oliver Jones concludes

The family was represented by Kirsten Heaven of Garden Court Chambers Civil Liberties Team instructed by INQUEST Lawyers Group member Jenny Fraser of Broudie Jackson Canter Solicitors.

Inquests and Inquiries | Tuesday 17 March 2020

Multiple failures contributed to death of Dean George at HMP Swansea

The family was represented by Kirsten Heaven of Garden Court Chambers Civil Liberties Team instructed by INQUEST Lawyers Group members Clare Richardson and Rosa Potter of Deighton Pierce Glynn Solicitors.

Civil Liberties and Human Rights, Inquests and Inquiries | Friday 12 October 2018

Murder of Birmingham woman Jacqueline Oakes: Inquest concludes unlawful killing

Kirsten Heaven represented Jacqueline's family at the inquest, instructed by Andrew Petherbridge of Hudgell Solicitors.

Civil Liberties and Human Rights, Inquests and Inquiries | Friday 29 June 2018

Hillsborough match commander David Duckenfield to go on trial for manslaughter by gross negligence

The trial of Mr Duckenfield is currently listed to start on 10 September.

Garden Court Chambers | Monday 21 May 2018

Jury find neglect in healthcare contributed to the death of Michalla Sweeting at HMP Eastwood Park

Michalla’s family were represented by Fiona McGhie of Irwin Mitchell and Kirsten Heaven of the Garden Court Chambers Civil Liberties and Inquest Teams. 

Civil Liberties and Human Rights, Inquests and Inquiries | Wednesday 16 May 2018

Sussex health trust apologises "unreservedly" for failings before the death of Janet Müller

Kirsten Heaven represented the family at the inquest last year.

Civil Liberties and Human Rights, Claims Against the Police and Public Authorities, Inquests and Inquiries | Wednesday 1 November 2017

Hillsborough Review backs ‘Hillsborough Law’

Seventeen barristers from Garden Court Chambers were involved in the Hillsborough inquests, representing 80 families of those who died.

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