Nigel Poole QC

Nigel has acted at many Inquests over the past two and a half decades, including prison, military and healthcare Inquests. He has conducted Inquests before juries and has experience of advising clients in relation to dealing with the media at Inquests. In that capacity he has helped advise on managing the media, drafting press releases and making statements outside court. He has been instructed by the Coroner of Manchester to advise on the legal aspects of a complex Inquest concerning the death of a vulnerable child who had been subject to a direction for treatment by the Court of Protection. Nigel was able to apply his knowledge of the impact of the European Convention on Human Rights gained from acting in the Supreme Court case of Rabone v Pennine Care NHS Trust [2012] UKSC 2. In recent years Inquests in which Nigel has appeared have included a three week Inquest in Sheffield relating to the death of a post-operative patient, and a week-long Inquest in Lincoln in which the deceased had been under the care of the police and mental health services.