Sebastian Naughton

Call 1999

Sebastian Naughton | Call 1999

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Overview

Sebastian has acted in several long running and high profile inquests.  His clinical negligence helps him remain undaunted by complex medical issues, and he is experienced at questioning and exploring expert opinion.  He has been praised for his tactful and reassuring conduct during inquests by his clients.

Inquests & Inquiries

“He is conscientious and prepared to go the extra mile.”
Chambers & Partners

Sebastian is instructed on behalf of Barts and the London NHS Trust in the Westminster Terror Attack inquests taking place in 2018
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experience & expertise

Sebastian regularly acts for families, NHS Trusts, individual clinicians and various other statutory bodies in complex multi-factorial deaths, often involving Article 2.

Sebastian is frequently praised by his clients not only for his forensic questioning of witnesses, but for his compassionate and reassuring conduct, and his ability to put nervous witnesses at ease.

cases & work of note

A selection of recent cases of note includes:

  • Instructed by Barts and the London NHS Trust in the Westminster Terror Attack inquests at the PIRH hearings to date and for the inquests taking place in 2018.
  • Inquest into the death of SO (February 2018), in which Sebastian acted for an NHS Trust at a complex inquest concerning a death from PE following complex lower limb surgery.
  • Inquest into the death of RWM (February 2018), a neonatal death at the Bolton Coroners Court.  Sebastian acted for a clinician who treated mother and baby antenatally.
  • Inquest into the death of AB (January 2018), a complex inquest with many IPs relating to the death of a patient from a highly unusual and un-diagnosed cervical spine fracture.
  • Inquest into the death of AN (November / December 2017), an Article 2 prison inquest into the death of a young man who died following necrotising faciitis and hypoglycaemia.
  • Inquest into the death of PD (January 2017).  Sebastian acted for the family at an Article 2 inquest into the death of a mental health patient who presented to A&E shortly after having attended a train platform with the intention of suicide.  After a short period of voluntary detention, he was agreed home leave during which he stepped into the path of a train.
  • Inquest into the death of RW (September / October 2016), in which Sebastian acted for an AMHP who formed part of a mental health team assessing a man in custody accused of the attempted murder of two schoolboys.
  • Inquest into the death of CG (July 2015), in which Sebastian acted for the bereaved parents at the inquest.  This was a high profile and complex case in which the Senior Coroner made a preventing future deaths report relating to the standard of training for student midwives at the Hospital concerned.
  • Article 2 inquest into the death of EC (June / July 2015) in which Sebastian acted for a family member in a highly complex case concerning the death of an anorexic 17 years old girl.  The scope of the inquest encompassed the two years before Emma’s tragic death.
  • Inquest into the death of JK (2014) in which Sebastian acted on behalf of the family in a case concerning a man who was electrocuted after he ran into a sagging high voltage power cable on a public footpath. This was a high profile claim in which there was a subsequent HSE prosecution. Sebastian has acted in numerous inquests in the last 12 months for NHS Trusts, and individual healthcare practitioners.

recommendations

“He’s precise, thorough, responsive, and provides extremely good-quality legal advice. He is conscientious and prepared to go the extra mile.”
Chambers & Partners

“He’s very meticulous and his attention to detail is very good. Very concise, he is able to pull out the relevant parts of the case and really get to grips with the key points.”
Chambers & Partners