Investigation, Legal and Medical Teams

HM CORONER

His Honour Richard Foster practised as a solicitor with a leading London law firm specialising in the liabilities of public authorities and medical negligence. He was appointed a Deputy High Court Judge in 2003, and a Circuit Judge in 2004. He was the Honorary Recorder of Luton from 2011 to 2019.

SOLICITORS TO THE INQUESTS

Higgs LLP have been appointed as Solicitors to the Inquest and are the main point of contact. Their contact details are set out under “Contact Us”.
The legal team at Higgs LLP is headed by Liz Hickman and Sarah Huntbach.

COUNSEL TO THE INQUESTS

  • Jonathan Jones, KC
  • Briony Ballard
  • Scott Matthewson
  • Rebecca Livesey
  • Oliver May
  • Thomas Beasley
  • Serena Sekhon

MULTI-DISCIPLINARY TEAM OF MEDICAL EXPERTS

  • Professor Nigel Bundred (Professor of Surgical Oncology and Consultant Surgeon at University Hospital, South Manchester)
  • Professor Mike Dixon (Professor of Breast Surgery and Consultant Surgeon at Western General Hospital, Edinburgh)
  • Rick Linforth (Consultant Oncoplastic Breast and Reconstructive Surgeon at the Bradford Teaching Hospitals)
  • David Dodwell (Consultant Clinical Oncologist at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust and Senior Clinical Research Fellow at the University of Oxford)
  • Simon Russell (Clinical Oncologist at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge)
  • Professor Ian Ellis (Professor of Cancer Pathology and Honorary Consultant Pathologist at Nottingham Teaching Hospitals)
  • Steve Allen (Consultant Radiologist at the Royal Marsden Hospital).