Over the past two years, Murray Anderson-Wallace has provided a private investigation, support and advocacy service for harmed families as part of the Coronial proceedings into the death of their loved ones.
Whilst tax funded legal representation is provided to NHS Trusts, no such support is offered to families through legal aid (except in very rare and exceptional circumstances) and therefore Murray has provided this service either on a pro bono or low cost service through his private consulting practice.
The approach is non-adversarial and aims to ensure that the questions and concerns of families are fully answered through the Coroners Investigation and Inquest. This has been welcome by the Coroners involved, and has led to further independent investigations and improvements in care. Most importantly, it has ensured that the voices of the families have been fully acknowledged and heard in what can otherwise be an intimidating and alienating process.