Richard Cole has spent much of the autumn representing the State in Article 2 inquests before juries and Senior Coroners in both Exeter and Newport.
In Exeter, Richard represented Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service, the Governor of HMP Exeter Prison and his officers at an inquest into the death of an 18 year old prisoner on remand before the senior coroner, Mr Spinney. Richard was instructed by Ciaran McQuade of GLD. The family was represented by Harriet Short and the healthcare department by Kate Fawell-Comley. The jury returned a narrative conclusion.