We provide advice, assistance and representation to families whose loved ones have died in controversial circumstances involving the State and Public Bodies including deaths in:

  • police custody , prison, immigration and psychiatric detention
  • police shootings
  • use of unlawful restraint
  • failures by public bodies leading to wide scale disasters, e.g. fires in publicly managed buildings or sporting venues
  • other deaths where there is an issue concerning a public body’s actions or omissions that may have contributed to the death

We also represent interested persons at public inquiries examining State misconduct.


Who we are

Our team consists of four solicitors who have a broad range and depth of experience:

Cyrilia Davies Knight
Irène Nembhard
Marcia Willis Stewart QC (hons)
Harriet Wistrich

Leah Streete PA

Team Hillsborough (Birnberg Peirce Ltd)

Tolu Agbelusi
Sumaiyah Anwar
Cyrilia Davies Knight
Kay Glynn
Rory Hearty
Hilary Nelson
Jonathan Olufadeji
Marcia Willis Stewart QC (hons)
Vanessa Ugbo

Carol Thomas PA

New enquiries

New enquiries can be made by completing the form below. If it is urgent, calls can be made to us through our general switch board number found on our contact page.

Your Name*




Your Email

Date of birth


Date of death of the deceased

What are your concerns about the deceased's death? (in no more than 100 words)

What would you like to achieve at an inquest?