Charlotte HalstedContact me
How can I help you?
I work in the Civil Liberties department with a focus on Inquests and Actions Against the Police. I have experience assisting families throughout the difficult Inquest process, and work as part of a team with families to get answers and accountability into deaths that have occurred in state custody, mental health settings, and after police contact, among others, with a focus on Article 2-type Inquests. I feel that the most important part of my role is making sure that families and their loved ones’ voices are heard.
A little about me
I have always been passionate about making a difference in my community, with a focus on the larger structural changes that will have long-term impacts. I have spent time in the charity sector before moving into the legal world, but the drive has always been better and more accountable human rights for all. I am proud to be a part of a team that holds public bodies to account and represents families whose rights have been infringed.
I achieved a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a minor in English back in my home town of Denver, Colorado. I have since completed an LL.M. in Global Crime, Justice, and Security, an LL.M. in Qualifying Law, and the Legal Practice Couse here in Liverpool.
Some of the inquests I have assisted on include:
- Michael Thorley: Inquest finds hospital patient restrained by security guard was unlawfully killed | Inquest
- Inquest into the death of David Richard Fowler | Broudie Jackson Canter (jacksonlees.co.uk)
- 'Losing Leo has been a living hell' - Family speak out as inquest concludes into death of teen who crashed during police chase - Manchester Evening News
- Inquest into the death of Michael Cooke concludes | Jackson Lees