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About Merry Varney

Merry Varney is a Partner in the Human Rights department at Leigh Day. Merry has over ten years’ experience representing bereaved families in Inquests across the country and is currently a member of the Steering Committee of the INQUEST Lawyers Group. Merry gave evidence earlier this year to the Joint Committee on Human Rights about inquests and the limited legal aid available. You can follow her from @merryvarney.

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Why grieving families need legal representation at an inquest

Contrary to what the UK government say, many bereaved families need legal representation at an inquest to ensure a full and fearless investigation into the death of their loved one.

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