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.