Richard Baker and James Robottom have joined Nick Fairweather and Francesca Beach to provide Pro-bono inquest representation for two families who lost their babies as part of the East Kent Maternity Scandal. 

Inquest representation has been arranged for two of the families who tragically lost their babies due to admitted failings at the QEQM Hospital Margate. They are Rachel Higgs and Andrew Batten parents of Archie Batten and Laura Cooke and Vlado Gavrilescu parents of Luchii Gavrilescu. Fairweathers represent a dozen families overall whose children have either died or been left with serious lifelong injuries due to failings in the Maternity Unit at the Hospital and within the wider East Kent Trust.

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