Benjamin Harrison

Viewing: Inquests, Public Inquiries and Coronial Law for Benjamin Harrison

Ben has experience appearing on behalf of families and NHS Trusts at coronial inquests, especially where mental health treatment and mental capacity are in issue. He is sensitive to the strain that these proceedings can place on both the family of the deceased and other expert witnesses throughout the proceedings.
One recent inquest, in which Ben acted for the family, attracted some media attention when the NHS Trust concerned accepted that it needed to remedy identified failings in the care it provided the deceased:
https://www.eadt.co.uk/news/ellen-armstrong-beccles-suicide-not-preventable-nsft-ipswich-cornoers-court-1-6100963
Ben has experience appearing at Pre-inquest Hearings where Article 2 ECHR and the need for a jury inquest are in issue.
Awards
BPTC Scholarship: The William Shakespeare Memorial Award, Gray’s Inn
BPTC Scholarship, BBP University
Foundation Scholarship, Pembroke College, Cambridge
Winner of the Brick Court Team Moot, University of Cambridge (2015)
Finalist in the Quadrant Chambers Fledglings Moot Competition, University of Cambridge (2015)
Memberships
The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn
Ecclesiastical Law Society
Qualifications
M.A. (Cantab.) Law
Publications
Ecclesiastical Law (OUP, 4th ed.)
March 2018
“Ecclesiastical Law“, by Mark Hill QC, has established itself as the leading authority on the laws of the Church of England. In this fourth edition, Ben co-authored two Chapters: chapter 3 (“The Parish”) and chapter 6 (“Clergy Discipline”). Other co-authors for this volume include Professor Norman Doe and Matthew Chinery).
The Jackson Reforms and the future of access to justice: an examination (LexisNexis Future of Law Blog)
13 June 2018
An article examining the current climate of access to justice in light of the Jackson reforms, and analyses what the future holds when it comes to extending the rule of law.