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Leila Benyounes and Georgina Nolan have been sworn in as Her Majesty’s Assistant Coroners
28 January 2022

Leila Benyounes and Georgina Nolan have been sworn in as Her Majesty’s Assistant Coroners

Parklane Plowden are pleased to announce that Joint Heads of the Inquests and Inquiries Team, Leila Benyounes and Georgina Nolan, have been sworn in as Her Majesty’s Assistant Coroners.

The swearing in ceremony took place on 27 January 2022 at City Hall in Sunderland and was conducted by the Chief Coroner for England and Wales, His Honour Judge Thomas Teague QC and attended by Deputy Chief Coroners, Derek Winter and Her Honour Judge Alexia Durran. The ceremony marked the official opening of the new Coroner’s Court and offices in Sunderland where Derek Winter is Senior Coroner.

Leila was appointed as Assistant Coroner for Gateshead and South Tyneside in June 2021. Georgina was appointed as Assistant Coroner for Newcastle and North Tyneside and North and South Northumberland in October 2021. Both are appointed to the Attorney General’s Civil Panel A. 

Leila and Georgina sit on a part-time basis and remain fully able to accept instructions. 

Ranked by Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners, the Inquests and Inquiries Team at Parklane Plowden has a wealth of experience and expertise representing interested persons. The Team has a proven track record handling complex and high-profile cases with media sensitivity.

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