Charles Myers

Charles Myers

Asst. Solicitor

I am a trainee solicitor based in the Civil Liberties department.

Working under the supervision of Gemma Vine, my work mainly centres on police actions and actions against detaining authorities.

I have a particular interest in inquests – specifically deaths in custody – and have worked on over thirty “Article 2” inquests, many of which have resulted in critical conclusions and attention in the press.

Through Minton Morrill, I am a member of ‘INQUEST Lawyers Group’ and the ‘Police Actions Lawyers Group’.

I am also an Accredited Police Station Representative, which enables me to represent clients who have been arrested on suspicion of having committed criminal offences and gives me a deeper understanding of procedure and practice at the police station. This gives me a more informed perspective when looking at police complaints and potential claims for false imprisonment, assault and misfeasance by police officers. I have represented clients in connection with a full range of offences – from minor thefts to serious violence.

I also represent clients in the County Court as part of the Housing Possession Duty Scheme, which is a free service providing legal advice for those facing potential eviction from their homes.

Notable Cases

Inquest touching on the death of Jake Foxall – jury inquest into the death of a young man in prison for the first time at HMP Glen Parva. Highly critical narrative conclusion secured in light of systemic failings. (

Inquest touching on the death of Liam Lambert – jury inquest into the death of a 21-year-old Australian national at HMP Glen Parva. Unfortunately this was a case blighted by systemic failings, and accordingly the jury returned an overwhelmingly-critical narrative conclusion. (

Inquest touching on the death of Greg Revell – jury inquest into the death of a vulnerable young man at HMYOI Glen Parva in Leicester. Highly critical narrative conclusion returned by the jury. (

Inquest touching on the death of Davy Larcombe­ – jury inquest into the death of a vulnerable young man suffering from long-term mental health issues at HMP Lincoln. The jury returned a highly critical narrative conclusion, identifying several “serious” failures on the part of the prison. (


‘A Guide to Coroners Inquests’ (/site/blog/clinical-negligence/a-guide-to-coroners-inquests)