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Inquests and Inquiries | Thursday 5 July 2018

Inquest into the death of Terry Smith concludes neglect contributed to death involving excessive restraint by Surrey Police

Una Morris and Leslie Thomas QC representing the family instructed by Nia Williams of Saunders Law.

Leslie Thomas QC Una Morris

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.

Civil Liberties and Human Rights, Housing Law | Tuesday 19 June 2018

A safe and adequate home should be a fundamental human right in the UK

Leslie Thomas QC writes on housing, human rights and Grenfell for The Law Society Gazette.

Leslie Thomas QC

Inquests and Inquiries | Thursday 7 June 2018

Leslie Thomas QC delivers opening statement at Grenfell Inquiry on behalf of survivors and bereaved families

Leslie Thomas QC and Thalia Maragh are representing 23 clients including survivors, bereaved family members and loved ones.

Leslie Thomas QC Thalia Maragh

Civil Liberties and Human Rights, Claims Against the Police and Public Authorities, Inquests and Inquiries | Thursday 26 April 2018

Leslie Thomas QC on BBC Radio 4 ‘Unreliable Evidence’

Leslie Thomas QC appeared on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Unreliable Evidence’ programme on 'Public Inquiries' presented by Clive Anderson.

Leslie Thomas QC

Planning Law, Environmental Law, Administrative and Public Law | Tuesday 17 April 2018

Barbudans call on Commonwealth leaders to address human rights injustices, failing democracy in wake of Hurricane Irma

Leslie Thomas QC, Marc Willers QC, Thalia Maragh and Tihomir Mak are representing Barbudans in this case.

Marc Willers QC Leslie Thomas QC Tihomir Mak Thalia Maragh

Planning Law, Environmental Law, Administrative and Public Law | Wednesday 20 December 2017

Barbudans file injunction to expose unlawful introduction of land act changes

Leslie Thomas QC, Marc Willers QC, Thalia Maragh and Tihomir Mak are acting for the group of Barbudans.

Marc Willers QC Leslie Thomas QC Tihomir Mak Thalia Maragh

Civil Liberties and Human Rights, Claims Against the Police and Public Authorities, Inquests and Inquiries | Wednesday 6 December 2017

High Court grants fresh inquest for Onese Power who was killed in 1997 following a police pursuit

Leslie Thomas QC of Garden Court Chambers represented the wife of Onese Power.

Leslie Thomas QC

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