We are delighted to welcome Winsome Levy as a new tenant. Called to the Bar in 2003, Winsome specialises in Court of Protection, mental health tribunal, adult social care and inquest cases.
Nikolas Clarke represented the local authority’s social services department in an Article 2 inquest concerning AJM who died in April 2019.
Nikolas Clarke represented the local authority: its AMHP and Social Services department in an Article 2 jury inquest concerning SMV who died in April 2019. The jury gave a short narrative conclusion that did not find any causative factors.
Nikolas Clarke represented the local authority’s AMHP in an Article 2 ECHR inquest into the death of a man in his 30s.
Somewhat unusually, there was a dispute on the facts about the man’s discharge from hospital previously, with the hospital blaming social services for an error and vice versa. After hearing the evidence, the coroner took the view that the version of the local authority’s social worker was correct.
Barrister Nikolas Clarke represented the local authority in an inquest into the death of AA, both the individual Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) and that service as a whole. The coroner concluded that the AMHP acted professionally, reasonably and proportionately throughout.
Nikolas Clarke represented the local authority at the inquest into the death of MM. At the time of her suicide in August 2017, she had been a “looked after” child under section 20 of the Children Act 1989.
John McLinden QC and Nikolas Clarke represented the local authority in an inquest concerning the death of a cyclist, Ben Wales, who fell off his bicycle and was then run over by a lorry.