A woman who died after being crushed by falling window frames in central London has been named by police as Amanda Telfer, a lawyer at Keystone Law.
Telfer, who specialised in IP law, was hit by the frames of a ground-floor window in Hanover Street in Mayfair, last Thursday.
Eyewitnesses said Telfer was walking past the building when the frames fell on her. Despite help from passers-by, Telfer could not be revived and was pronounced dead at the scene.
A post-mortem examination was carried out on Saturday and gave the cause of death as blunt force trauma.
Prior to practising as a consultant at Keystone Law, Telfer was IP senior legal counsel at Random House and previously worked as an investigator at Reprieve UK.
Before that, she trained at legacy firm Willoughby & Partners before joining legacy Denton Wilde Sapte in 1999 (10 April 1999).
In a statement the firm expressed its condolences for the lawyer’s family.
“It is with great sadness that we confirm Amanda Telfer, a lawyer at Keystone Law, was killed yesterday in a tragic accident on London’s Hanover Square. Amanda joined Keystone in 2005. She was an extremely talented lawyer, much admired by her clients and colleagues. They, like us, are devastated by this news. Obviously our thoughts are with Amanda’s family and we are doing all we can to support them at this very difficult time,” the firm said.
The Metropolitan Police said it was working with the Health and Safety Executive to establish what happened.
An inquest is due to be opened at Westminster Coroner’s Court on Wednesday morning at 9.30am.