Vanessa McKinlay appointed Assistant Coroner for Somerset

01 Mar 2024

Gatehouse Chambers is pleased to announce that Vanessa McKinlay has been appointed Assistant Coroner for Somerset.

Vanessa is an experienced clinical negligence barrister who also specialises in inquest work.

Vanessa regularly provides representation at inquests including Article 2 and jury inquests. She is particularly experienced in cases involving healthcare. This encompasses deaths in hospital involving complex medical procedures, perinatal deaths and those involving long periods of multidisciplinary treatment.

Vanessa is also experienced in inquests involving GP services, community psychiatric care and ambulance services. She has experience of inquests involving detained and non-detained psychiatric patients and those in which pharmaceutical intervention has played a part. She represents interested persons involving deaths in custody.

Vanessa regularly advises and represents clients regarding all procedural aspects of inquests, from before the pre-inquest review through to the conclusion of the inquest.

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