Dr Anton van Dellen is instructed to represent the partner of Daniel Whitworth in an inquest investigating the linked deaths of four young men in East London.

At a remote hearing at the Old Bailey, Anton invited Her Honour Judge Sarah Munro QC sitting as an Assistant Coroner to ask potential jurors about whether they are prejudiced so as not to sit on the jury.  The Coroner reserved her decision pending further written submissions.  The inquest will start on 7 January 2021.  There has been extensive press coverage:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7901237/Police-watchdog-slammed-whitewash-report-saw-17-officers-cleared-blunders.html

https://www.barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk/news/crime-court/stephen-port-inquest-1-6742929

https://www.barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk/news/pre-inquest-into-barking-killer-s-victims-takes-place-1-6144820

https://www.kentonline.co.uk/gravesend/news/families-to-see-key-report-into-gay-killings-188000/

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/grindr-serial-killer-stephen-port-22336929

https://twnews.co.uk/gb-news/stephen-port-coroner-will-not-face-investigation-in-fresh-inquest

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-54283895

https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/uk-news/2020/09/24/quiz-for-prospective-jurors-on-beliefs-at-inquest-into-murders-of-gay-men/

https://www.barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk/news/crime-court/barking-serial-killer-inquest-jurors-may-be-quizzed-on-beliefs-1-6854256

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/11/15/stephen-port-jury-decide-whether-police-blunders-result-homophobia/

https://www.itv.com/news/london/2019-11-15/serial-killer-s-victim-s-inquest-to-probe-possible-police-predjudice/

https://www.expressandstar.com/news/uk-news/2019/11/15/inquest-jury-to-consider-possible-police-prejudice-in-stephen-port-probe/

https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/inquest-jury-to-consider-possible-police-prejudice-in-stephen-port-probe-38696093.html

https://www.gravesendreporter.co.uk/news/were-police-institutionally-homophobic-1-6378429

https://www.kentonline.co.uk/gravesend/news/inquest-of-serial-killers-victims-to-open-216545/

https://www.independent.ie/world-news/europe/serial-grindr-killer-stephen-port-probe-jury-to-consider-possible-police-prejudice-in-initial-investigations-38696098.html

Serial killer Stephen Port: Detective seeks inquest legal representation – BBC News

Top cop wants legal representation at Stephen Port victims inquest | Barking and Dagenham Post

Barrister on this case – Dr Anton van Dellen

Dr Anton van Dellen has experience in a wide range of defamation proceedings, ranging from pre-action advice to fully contested High Court claims and appeals up to the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. He also has sound experience in bringing Judicial Reviews and appeals against a wide range of public authorities, challenging decisions for being unlawful, irrational and/or failing to follow published guidance. High Net Worth clients are represented by Dr Anton van Dellen in a range of litigation involving disputes over assets.