Leigh Day represent family at Pret A Manger allergy death pre-inquest review
Celia Marsh suffered an anaphylactic reaction after consuming a product that was supposed to be dairy-free
Leigh Day will represent the family of Celia Marsh, who tragically died after she suffered an anaphylactic reaction caused by the consumption of a Pret a Manger product, at a pre-inquest review (PIR) hearing today (Tuesday 2 August).
The PIR hearing regarding Celia’s death will be held at Avon Coroner’s Court, Old Weston Road, Flax Bourton, BS48 1UL, at 10:30am. The hearing will be held remotely.
Celia died aged 42 on 27 December 2017 following an anaphylactic reaction caused by the consumption of a Pret A Manger super-veg rainbow flatbread. The flatbread contained a coconut milk yoghurt alternative supplied by company CoYo, that was supposed to be dairy free.
Celia, a mother of five from Melksham in Wiltshire, suffered from a severe dairy allergy.
The PIR hearing is expected to discuss issues of disclosure. Interested Persons in the inquest include Pret A Manger and Planet Coconut, who make the CoYo brand yoghurts. The full inquest is listed to begin on 6 September 2022.
Partner Michelle Victor and solicitor Angela Bruno of Leigh Day respresent Celia’s family. Tanya Ednan-Laperouse, founder of the Natasha Allergy Research Foundation, is supporting the family and will also attend the PIR.