Matthew Kerruish-Jones

Bright, technical and client-focussed. A very safe pair of hands who will always advise practically and in a commercial context. A strong junior, apt for advising commercially on claims in today's progressive insurance world.

Thom Lumley, instructing Solicitor

Matthew Kerruish-Jones

  • Called in 2003


Matthew is often instructed to represent the interests of insurers, corporate entities, public bodies, care homes, motorists and other interested persons at inquests Matthew is well versed in the practice and procedures of coronial law. In particular, he represents parties who are at risk of facing criminal prosecution and/or civil claims, pending the outcome of an inquest. He is all too aware of the risks faced by individuals and companies alike who find themselves under investigation.

Notable inquests include:

Re: Jones (Coroner’s Court) Diabetic motorist suffers hypoglycaemic attack at the wheel; collision on motorway; hypoglycaemic unawareness.

Related news article

Re: Clarke (Coroner’s Court) Police restraint of male with Acute Behavioural Disturbance; system wide failures leading to death; BBC Panorama investigation.
News articles and Panorama link for this case:
Farrars Building

BBC News

Re: Hapuarchchi (Coroner’s Court) A case involving an Article 2 Inquest involving Lewisham and Greenwich Healthcare NHS Trust and Matthew’s client, CIS Security Limited. The case involved a man who arrived in hospital covered in blood in 2008 in a very agitated state. Security had to be called on numerous occasions and in the end restrained him to such an extent that he was suffocated and suffered cardiac arrest leading to a traumatic brain injury which led to him being hospitalised for 9 years. The Coroner asked if this should be referred to the HSE. In addition, new guidance came into force regarding deprivation of liberty at the time of this case making it especially interesting. The case led to a long-running inquest of over three weeks into the procedures used by the Trust’s Mental Health Unit.

Re: Cuthbertson (Coroner’s Court) Mathew acted for a property owner at an inquest into a house fire in mid-Wales where six members of the same family died. The cause of the fire was never established. This was an extremely high-profile case attracting attention from all over the world. The case was extremely complex involving forensic anthropologists in order to identify the victims.
News articles for this case:
Farrar’s Building
Daily Record
BBC News

Re: GI Construction Ltd (Coroner’s Court) Matthew represented a construction company in relation to the death of an employee. The deceased had worked for the company for only two days when, he took a pneumatic drill to the base of a concrete column which collapsed on him. Proceedings were issued at the criminal court and the HSE reserved its position. The Coroner found that the death was accidental.
Related news article

Re: Bennett (Coroner’s Court) Representing driver involved in fatal RTA

Re: Hicks (Coroner’s Court) Representing family of deceased; decapitation at work on railways

Re: Edge (Coroner’s Court before) Defendant scaffolding company; fall from height; causation of fatality (pineal cyst)

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Appointments & Memberships

Health and Safety Lawyers Association
Criminal Bar Association
Personal Injury Bar Association
London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association

Education & Qualifications

Manchester Metropolitan University, BVC
College of Law, PgDL
University of Manchester, Russian Studies BA (Hons)
Moscow State Linguistic University
Marlborough College, Wiltshire

Personal Interests

Married with children. Matthew enjoys skiing and motorcycling.