Congratulations to barrister Kirsten Sjovoll, who was named The Times Lawyer of the Week for her role in the Pippa McManus Inquest, instructed on behalf of Minton Morrill solicitors who represented the family of Pippa Mcmanus. The firm has been instructed in other Priory related deaths.
Ms Sjovoll, of Matrix Chambers, was instructed by Minton Morrill Solicitors to act for the family of 15-year-old Pippa McManus, known as Pip, who had anorexia and killed herself five days after being released from a psychiatric hospital in Altrincham.
Pip died in December 2015 after stepping in front of a train at Stockport.
Minton Morrill Solicitors were first instructed by the family in July 2016. Minton Morrill Solicitors has a reputation of providing specialist advice, assistance and representation for complex article 2 inquests. The firm worked very closely with the family in what was a very difficult and emotional process. Needless to say the resilience and hard work of everyone involved in the tireless preparation of this inquest was indeed rewarded after the strong conclusion.
Pippa’s family were represented by INQUEST Lawyers Group Members, Gemma Vine and Komal Hussain of Minton Morrill Solicitors and Kirsten Sjovoll.
The inquest found that no adequate care plan was in place for Pip, and there was not enough communication with the family about her suicide risk following her release from the psychiatric hospital.