Inquests & Inquiries

Mariel has been representing interested persons at railway related inquests since 1991.


Members of the Prison Governors’ Association instruct us to represent them at inquests arising out of deaths in custody, where they have been cut loose by the Ministry of Justice due to conflicts of interest.


We acted for British Transport Police at the London Bombings Inquests and advised the force in connection with the Leveson Inquiry. More recently, we have been retained on the Manchester Arena Inquiry.

  • Advice

  • Advocacy

  • Deaths in custody

  • Disasters

  • Disclosure

  • European Convention on Human Rights

  • Experts

  • Health and safety issues

  • Investigations

  • Juries


  • Liability claims

  • Lessons to be learned

  • Liaising with coroner & interested parties

  • Prison procedures

  • Publicity

  • Response to coroner’s report

  • Suicide

  • Witness preparation

  • Witness statements