The INQUEST Lawyers Group (ILG) exists to support the work of INQUEST and further its objectives.
The ILG is a national pool of lawyers who are willing and able to provide preparation and legal representation for bereaved families. Membership is open to all lawyers who represent bereaved families and share INQUEST’s objectives outlined below. The ILG also promotes and develops knowledge and expertise in the law and practice of inquests by providing training and acting as a forum for the exchange of ideas and experience. It also furthers the objectives of INQUEST by campaigning for law reform and public fundingPublic means-tested financial assistance for representation during legal proceedings. It is not available for representation at most inquests. The Lord ChancellorThe cabinet minister in the government responsible for the effective running of the legal system in England and Wales. can grant it in exceptional cases. to cover representation for the bereaved at inquests.
Members of INQUEST Lawyers Group receive a subscription to Inquest Law magazine which is published three times a year. Those who are practitioners and support INQUEST’s aims and objectives also receive advice and assistance on inquest law, procedure and practice as well as background on relevant cases, related campaign, policy and research work. They are invited to join a specialist private email list for this purpose. Members of the ILG also receive complimentary membership of INQUEST, the annual report and invitations to INQUEST annual general meetings.
The INQUEST Lawyers group also benefits from regular invitations to meetings hosted by leading professionals and practitioners, and has run training courses for practitioners on current issues in inquest law.
ILG annual fee structure as of October 2009 The new fee structure for membership of the INQUEST Lawyers Group from 1 October 2009 is outlined below alongside buttons to enable secure online payment. Membership of the ILG runs for one year from the date your payment is received.
Solicitors firms Suitable for solicitors firms with solicitors who represent bereaved families and who supports INQUEST’s aims and objectives, and includes membership of the private email discussion group for practitioners.
|Solicitors’ firms (with 1-3 inquest practitioners)||
|Solicitors’ firms (4+ inquest practitioners)||
Barristers Suitable for individual barristers and pupils who represent bereaved families and support INQUEST’s aims and objectives, and includes membership of the private email discussion group for practitioners. Please note that barristers’ chambers are not eligible to join the ILG, only individual barristers and pupils.
Associate/supporting members Maybe you are not a practitioner, or have retired or do not currently practise inquest law, but have an interest in inquests and would like to support our work. You’ll receive Inquest Law and invitations to ILG meetings, but will not be included on the private email discussion group for practitioners.
|* or (£5/£7/£10/£other per month by standing order) – see below for how to pay by standing order|
Paying by standing order Please download and complete this form if you would prefer to pay by standing order or if you would like to pay by cheque. The fees for membership of the ILG have not risen in over five years; in future it is the intention to review fees on an annual basis.
Subscriptions to Inquest Law magazine Subscription rates for Inquest Law (which remains free to ILG members) for non-ILG members from 1 October 2009 are:
• Institutional (organisations/law libraries/academic institutions/etc) – £100
• Standalone subscriptions – £75
If you do not wish to join the ILG, but would like to support the work of INQUEST financially then click here.