Dr Anton van Dellen represents Alison Lapper at West Sussex Coroner’s Court

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Dr Anton van Dellen has been instructed to represent Alison Lapper for the inquest investigating the death of her son, Parys.  The sculpture by the artist Marc Quinn of Ms Lapper pregnant with Parys was displayed on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square from 2005 and 2007.  At the Pre-Inquest Review at West Sussex Coroner’s Court, concern was raised about the position of the Mental Health Trust.  The inquest has been listed in May 2020.  There has been extensive press coverage:

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10572068/alison-lapper-son-death-parys-drugs/

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/alison-lappers-son-denied-mental-21115073

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7800699/Disabled-artist-Alison-Lappers-son-19-denied-mental-health-care.html

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/alison-lappers-son-parys-died-days-after-being-refused-mental-health-treatment-v2dhlmn3m#

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/family/relationships/alison-lappers-first-interview-following-sons-death-ever-wanted/

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7741689/Alison-Lapper-reveals-tragic-drug-addict-son-Parys-started-smoking-cannabis-just-11.html

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/alison-lapper-says-dead-drug-20994428

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10456806/disabled-artist-reveals-battle-save-life-drug-addict-son/

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-7781375/Alison-Lapper-says-look-Christmas-cards-without-bursting-tears-sons-death.html

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-7781375/Alison-Lapper-says-look-Christmas-cards-without-bursting-tears-sons-death.html

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/sep/01/artist-alison-lapper-says-late-son-parys-was-bullied-over-her-disability

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-49480360

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/parys-lapper-death-disabled-artist-who-posed-for-trafalgar-square-plinth-opens-up-about-loss-of-a4226226.html

https://inews.co.uk/news/artist-alison-lapper-famous-for-pregnant-sculpture-says-her-son-died-after-being-bullied-over-her-disability-494679

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-49512114

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/alison-lappers-son-laid-rest-19029639

https://www.shorehamherald.co.uk/news/people/watch-dozens-of-motorbikes-escort-shoreham-s-parys-lapper-on-his-final-journey-1-9052405


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