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Investigating Deaths in Custody  (click on the title above to view a video recording of this event)

26th April 2012, 6 - 7.45pm, Henry Thomas Room, London Met 


Deborah Coles, Co-Director of INQUEST and Leslie Thomas, Barrister, Garden Court Chambers

Chair: Professor Philip Leach

Deborah Coles and Leslie Thomas have many years’ experience of the investigation of deaths in custody. Deborah is Co-Director of INQUEST, a charity that provides advice and information and specialist casework to bereaved families and their lawyers following contentious deaths.  Leslie Thomas is a barrister at Garden Court Chambers, who specialises in human rights and public law, with particular emphasis on civil actions against the police and inquests.

Both Philip and Deborah are members appointed to the Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Custody.



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