Finding out what happened and why is of paramount importance to the families and loved ones

of a deceased person.


That is why having the appropriate legal representation at a Coronial Inquest is very important.

 In having the right lawyer ensures that as many of your questions are asked, the right expert

evidence is put before the Coroner and issues you wish to be submitted to the Coroner are

clearly articulated.


Melanie Palmer has been involved in several high profile Coronial Inquests including:


  • Inquest into the death of Vanessa Anderson (which led to the Special Commission of Inquiry into Acute Care Services in NSW Public Hospitals).  Melanie Palmer, while at McLaughlin & Riordian solicitors acted for the family of Vanessa Anderson in an Inquest into her death at Royal North Shore Hospital following a golfing accident.  The findings  outlined the many errors that occurred while she was treated at the Hospital which contributed to her death.

  • Inquest into the death of Amber Sundstrom at St Vincent's Private Hospital.  Melanie Palmer, while at McLaughlin & Riordan solicitors acted for the family of Amber Sundstrom who died following poorly treated raised inter cranial pressure secondary to brain tumor.


In some circumstances funding for representation at a Coronial Inquest can be obtained and Palmer Legal can in certain circumstances offer flexible payment arrangements.


Contact us to see how we can assist you.


Coronial Inquests