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Terry Wilcox

Solicitor, Civil Liberties

Inquests Civil Liberties


Terry has more than 20 years’ experience as a solicitor and has represented many families at inquests. He represented the Hillsborough families at inquest and was named on the Attorney General’s application to quash the original verdict.

Terry has been a partner at previous firms where he has worked in personal injury claims. Terry first started working in law in 1981, qualifying as a legal executive in 1986 and a solicitor in 1997.

Our role provides an opportunity to make a difference. I recently received instructions from a client on the evening before an Inquest into his son’s death. He had received no legal help or support and didn’t know what the process involved. The other interested party involved in the inquest attempted to railroad the process without proper investigation. The outcome, after much deliberation, was that the other party could and should have done more. The resulting civil claim resulted in offers in settlement in excess of £250,000. The family were not even aware that they may have a claim.

Significant Cases

Representing a family in the Hillsborough Inquest and being named on the Attorney General’s application to set aside the original inquest verdict. The Inquest was the longest in English legal history. Following the hearing the family teams jointly received the award for Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year.

I also instructed leading counsel to appear in the House of Lords in the case of Knowles v Liverpool City Council.

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