Profile submitted by Fiona Barton QC
Police Law; Inquests and Inquiries; Public and Administrative; Professional Discipline. The London Bridge Terrorist Attack Inquests  – Acting for City of London Police; The Grainger Inquiry  – Acting for the NCA in the public inquiry into an armed operation by GMP; Perepilichnyy Inquest  – Acting for Surrey Police in the inquest examining allegations of Russian state involvement in the death.The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse  - for Surrey Police in the Anglican Church Section of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse. Hillsborough Inquests [2014-2016] – For South Yorkshire Police in the inquests into the Hillsborough Disaster. Nunn  – Acting for Suffolk Constabulary in the Supreme Court concerning post-conviction disclosure obligations. Al Hilli Alps Murders  – For Surrey Police in the family proceedings concerning care of the All Hilli children following the murder. A v B Constabulary  – Test case concerning the vetting of police contractors. Powell v Chief Constable of West Midlands Police  – Complex high value civil jury action. Icelandic Bank Collapse (Tchenguiz)  – Successfully defended the actions of City of London Police re the arrest of Robert Tchenguiz in connection with his dealings with the collapsed bank. Cumbria Shootings Inquests  – Represented Cumbria Police in the inquests into the deaths of Derrick Bird and his victims. 7/7 London Bombing Inquests  – For City of London Police in the inquests into the deaths of the 52 victims. L v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis  UKSC 3 – Supreme Court test case on behalf of the Commissioner concerning the scope of Enhanced Criminal Record Certificate.
Called to the bar 1986; Silk 2011.