Dr Anton van Dellen represented the mother of Grace, who was under a Section 31 Care Order when she died.

The Senior Coroner decided that the inquest would not be an Article 2 inquest.  A Judicial Review was brought on the basis that Article 2 automatically applied as Grace was under a Section 31 Care Order or, alternatively, that there were systems failures which meant that Article 2 applied.  The Judicial Review also considered whether Article 2 has an effect on the scope of an inquest.  Anton was instructed by Alistair Smith of Watson Woodhouse Solicitors.

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.