Hardwicke’s Dr Maggie Bloom represented the family of Sally Witcomb at the inquest into her death. Ms Witcomb died at an outdoor centre in Windhoek, Namibia on the 26th of March 2007 while volunteering as a Project Manager with Raleigh International Expeditions, a UK-registered organisation. She fell to her death from a zip line after the harness became detached from a safety rope. The coroner reached a narrative conclusion finding that the cause of Ms Witcomb’s death was probably related to the use of the wrong type of karabiner.
Dr Bloom was instructed by Sally Moore of Leigh Day & Co.
For more information please read this article published in The Times on the 14th October 2009.
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