2022.01.31 - GCN - Inquests Homelessness - Homeless Deaths During The Pandemic

Homeless Deaths During The Pandemic Webinar

A very insightful, informative and helpful webinar which will assist me in practise.

Thank you Ciara and Gemma for your time!

Jenny Fraser
Fosters Solicitors LLP


There has been a steep rise in the number of homeless deaths during the COVID-19 pandemic at a time when the ‘Everyone In’ policy was in place to house rough sleepers.

In this free 1 hour webinar, Ciara Bartlam of Garden Court North Chambers and Gemma Vine of Ison Harrison Solicitors explore some of the issues from an Inquests and Homelessness perspective, focussing specifically on the root causes of homeless deaths in supported accommodation such as hostels and night shelters and provides guidance on some of the ways in which lawyers can help bereaved families and representatives navigate the Inquests process to ensure public scrutiny.

Target Audience

This webinar is aimed at legal practitioners and those working with them, with an assumed basic knowledge of the topic area.


The recording and slides were available for three months following the event.

Upcoming Webinars

We are regularly announcing new free webinars. For a full list of upcoming webinars, please click below:


Ciara Bartlam | Barrister | Garden Court North Chambers

Ciara has a multi-disciplinary practice which enables her to offer holistic advice and representation, regularly receiving instructions to represent bereaved families at both Article 2 and non-Article 2 inquests. Ciara’s practice spans Housing, Immigration, mental health, prison and public law.

Gemma Vine | Solicitor | Ison Harrison Solicitors

Gemma is a nationally recognised specialist in representing bereaved families at Inquests, along with representing and advising people through the police complaint process and bringing a variety of claims against the police.  Gemma has particular expertise in representing families at inquests involving deaths in custody and has also represented families in a number of high profile inquests.