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Barrister - Philip Dayle

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Gavin John
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Christy Irvine

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Philip Dayle - Inquests, Public Inquiries and Coronial Law

Philip has a growing inquest practice. His work in this area complements a public law and judicial review practice, which cuts across criminal justice, mental health and adult social care. He represents families as well as institutions and other interested parties.  
Examples of Work

Currently instructed  in the Infected Blood Inquiry on behalf of four men who contracted HIV and HCV through contaminated blood products in the treatment of their haemophilia. 
Currently instructed in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry on behalf of a group of BSR’s ( Bereaved, Survivors and Residents) instructed by Marcia Willis Stewart QC (Hons ) of Birnberg Peirce & Partners 
Appeared as junior counsel on behalf of the bereaved families of six young men who drowned at Camber Sands beach in the summer of 2016 . Click here for Guardian report.?
Instructed as counsel (acting alone) for one of the ambulance technicians in the Inquest into the death of Kingsley Burrell in Birmingham Coroner’s Court, which lasted six weeks. See Birmingham Mail.
Instructed as counsel to conduct research and preparatory documentary reviews in support of the families in the Hillsborough inquest
Instructed counsel for the family in the death of a prisoner in HMP Norwich, who died suddenly: Oct 2-4, 2013
Instructed counsel for family in death of prisoner who suffered from mental health illness at HMP Downview: January 13-24, 2014
Instructed counsel for inquest into the death of a Jamaican woman who was detained at Yarls Wood for removal back to her country. See Guardian coverage here.
Originally a barrister with a criminal law practice in Jamaica, Philip also has international human rights experience as a lawyer at the Inter- American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) in Washington DC, USA; the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) in Geneva, Switzerland; the Human Dignity Trust (HDT) in London; and as a legal consultant for inter-governmental organisations such as UNAIDS and various NGOs in the Caribbean and Africa. Philip is  a Guardian Law contributor and speaks conversational French?


Philip has been awarded the following prizes:
· British Chevening Scholarship, 2000
· Suffolk and North Essex Law Society (SNELS) for 1st place on the masters or Law (LL.M) 2000-01 programme, Essex University
Bar Transfer Test (BTT), 2012
Masters of Law (LLM) in International Human Rights law (Distinction), Essex University, 2002
Legal Education Certificate (Jamaican Bar Vocational course), Norman Manley Law School, 1996
Bachelor of Laws (Honours) 1993, University of the West Indies, 1993

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