Mark Ley-Morgan

Call 1994

Mark Ley-Morgan | Call 1994

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Overview

Mark regularly appears at Inquests on behalf of police forces and individual officers following deaths in custody and deaths following police contact. He also appears on behalf of healthcare professionals. Mark has particular expertise in Inquests following deaths in prisons and other places of detention where there are issues concerning the deceased’s medical care whilst in custody.

Inquests & Inquiries

Mark represented Bedfordshire Police at the recent inquest into the death of a man who died of drug toxicity. There was a concern that the deceased may have smuggled drugs into custody and taken them whilst hiding under his blanket.  There were issues about the passing on of information, the quality of the search and the cell visits. The jury’s verdict made no finding of neglect.

“Regularly instructed in inquests following deaths in custody and has particular strength in medical law. An extremely astute lawyer, who is very intelligent and personable. His ability to win over a jury is incredible.”
Chambers & Partners

 experience & expertise

Mark has been instructed to represent Police Forces, individual police officers, detention officers, Healthcare Trusts, healthcare individuals including consultants, GPs and nurses.

He acted for Bedfordshire Police in the recent inquest into the death of Mr Karl Brunner who choked on a package of drugs that he had attempted to swallow during his arrest.