Sandesh Singh has successfully represented a provider of supported housing at an Article 2 inquest concerning the fatal stabbing of a resident
Sandesh Singh represented a charity which provides supported housing for homeless people. In January 2017 a resident at shared accommodation managed by the charity was fatally stabbed by another resident. Both individuals were under the care of the Mental Health Trust. The assailant was subsequently convicted of Manslaughter by reason of Diminished Responsibility and sentenced to a Hospital Order. An Article 2 inquest was held to examine whether any acts or omissions of the Mental Health Trust, the Metropolitan Police, the Local Authority or the charity contributed to the death. At the conclusion of the evidence, the Coroner ruled that it would not be safe for the Jury to consider any issues relating to the charity and that it was not necessary to issue a Regulation 28 Report. The Jury ultimately found that the deceased had been unlawfully killed and identified a number of failings of the Mental Health Trust which possibly contributed to the death.
Sandesh was instructed by Colin Moore and Toby Roche of DAC Beachcroft.