Profile submitted by Alison Hewitt
Inquests / Coronial Law; Public / Administrative Law; Police Law; Personal Injury; Professional Regulatory. Alison Hewitt specialises in inquests and is very experienced in all aspects of coronial law and procedure. She has acted as “Counsel to the Inquest” in over 15 long and complex cases including the inquest into the death of Ian Tomlinson, who died following contact with the police in the G20 riots and, most recently, the high-profile and sensitive inquests into the deaths of Zane Gbangbola and Poppi Worthington. Alison also represents a wide range of clients at inquests including Police Constabularies, private prisons, NHS Trusts, care homes and families. Many of her cases involve deaths in custody or in detention under the Mental Health Act, or deaths resulting from domestic violence or with a background of complex clinical care. Additionally, Alison regularly acts for coroners and others in related judicial review claims.
The Coroners' Society of England and Wales; PIBA
Called to the Bar 1984; Assitant Coroner 2007; Further, since joining 5, Essex Court in 2012 Alison has developed an ever-growing Police Law practice. She advises and represents Constabularies in relation to civil claims, judicial review proceedings and disciplinary matters. She also acts as a Legal Adviser to the General Dental Council.