Inquest Representation Service

FAQs about Inquest Representation Service (IRS)

Below find frequently asked questions about our organisation. If there is not an answer to your question, give us a call without obligation.

Inquest Representation Service

Where can I view the full content of this website?

See our: Full Indexed Menu of Coroners Law and details of our services, or use our website search facility.

Can I speak to a lawyer from Inquest Representation Service without commitment?

Yes. If you make a call or on-line enquiry to Inquest Representation Service (IRS) you are not making any commitment to engage our legal services. One of our lawyers will have a preliminary discussion with you about your case or legal query you may have about inquests. This will allow us to see if we can help you. What you tell us is treated in strictest confidence. After the initial contact if you think you would like to use our services you will be sent a client care letter. This sets out the work you have agreed our lawyer will do for you, his terms and fees so that you can decide whether or not you wish to go ahead and instruct our lawyer. You are not committed until you have signed the client care letter and sent it back to us. Until this happens our lawyer has not been instructed by you and will not be able to undertake any work on your case.

To discuss any issue about inquest law with a lawyer at Inquest Representation Service call us on 033 00 77 00 97

How do I instruct a lawyer at Inquest Representation Service?

The first step is to contact us by telephone or by making an on-line enquiry. One of our lawyers will then have a preliminary discussion with you to identify the area of inquest law you are seeking advice about and /or whether you require legal representation. There is no charge for this initial discussion and you are under no obligation to use our legal services. During the discussion our lawyer will usually be able to give you an estimate of the likely costs involved. However, it is likely that you will need to send him copies of all the case papers before he can give you final figures.  Once this has happened, if you would like to proceed we will send you a client care letter (contract) for you to sign and return. This will set out our lawyer’s terms of engagement and the fees that he will charge. Not until you have signed and returned the client care letter to us have you instructed the Inquest Representation Service lawyer. Several barristers who specialise in all aspects of inquest law work within Inquest Representation Service. They can work on a Public Access basis or can accept instructions from solicitors. See also our terms of use of this website.

Call us in strictest confidence and without any obligation on 033 00 77 00 97

How much will it cost to use an Inquest Representation Service lawyer?

Before you engage the services of one of our lawyers they will give you a clear estimate of the likely fees you will pay. The fees of each lawyer at Inquest Representation Service will depend on how senior they are and their level of experience. Depending on the type of work to be done our lawyers will charge at hourly rates or on a fixed fee basis. Fixed fees are usually charged for conferences and legal representation at the inquest and any pre inquest review hearings.

During a preliminary discussion our lawyer will be able to get an understanding of the issues in the case that you are seeking assistance with. Usually this will enable them to give you a rough estimate of the fees. Our IRS lawyer will then need to see copies of all the case papers to give a more detailed assessment of the fees involved. If you decide you would like to engage the services of our lawyer the fees will be clearly set out in the client care letter which is sent to you to sign and return before our lawyer starts any work on your case.

Please call Inquest Representation without obligation on   033 00 77 00 97  if you would like to find out more about the fees that may be charged in your case. All calls are treated in confidence.

Can I get legal aid (public funding) to be represented at an inquest?

Generally you can get legal aid only in very limited situations.  There is an article about legal aid in inquests on this website.

If you would like to have a discussion about the likely costs involved in your case and possible ways of funding them please call Inquest Representation Service on  033 00 77 00 97

I have a solicitor already, can I use Inquest Representation Service?

Yes.  The lawyers at IRS are specialist barristers so your solicitor can instruct us on your behalf. As specialists, our lawyers will be able to advise you and your solicitor on any steps that should be taken to prepare for the inquest and any pre inquest review hearings. We can provide the representation at those hearings. Our lawyers can attend at your solicitors’ office for a conference to advise on your case.

If you do not have a solicitor in many cases it will be possible for one of our lawyers to take your case on directly.

So, if you are an individual (or business) looking for assistance with an inquest case it does not matter if you have a solicitor or not. Please call Inquest Representation Service to speak to one of our specialist lawyers.

If you are a solicitor call Inquest Representation Service and our clerk will put you in contact with one of our barristers to discuss how they might be able to assist you.

Call Inquest Representation Service on 033 00 77 00 97. All calls are free of obligation and confidential.

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