Looking after you
Cathal Murray, our senior partner, runs our inquests team. Cathal understands how to protect the best interests of his clients at an inquest hearing and provides them with the confidence to answer questions from the Coroner and the media.
The purpose of an inquest is to establish who has died and, if possible, how, when and where a death occurred. For all parties involved, the examination by the coroner or judge into the circumstances surrounding the death are understandably traumatic and difficult.
Over the years Cathal has represented the bereaved in inquests where a family member has died in unusual or contentious circumstances. These have ranged from inquests into the Omagh bomb in 1998 to deaths as the result of car accidents, farm tragedies or following contact with state agencies.
We will advise you on all the legal matters that may lead on from an inquest including:
- Securing financial support for the family by pursuing a compensation claim
- Dealing with the Health & Safety Executive and the Coroner’s Office
- Liaising with the media
- Dealing with Health and Social Care Northern Ireland staff and representatives
- Administration of the deceased’s estate