Amanda Telfer named as woman killed by falling frame
A woman who died after being crushed when two window frames fell from a building in central London has been identified as a lawyer.
Amanda Telfer was hit by the frames of a ground-floor window in Hanover Street, Mayfair, on Thursday. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
A post-mortem examination gave the cause of death as blunt force trauma.
Ms Telfer, who had worked at Keystone Law since 2005, has been described by the firm as a "talented lawyer".
She had also volunteered as an investigator for the charity Reprieve, which supports death row prisoners and inmates at Guantanamo Bay.
The Metropolitan Police said it was working with the Health and Safety Executive to establish what happened.
At the family's request, no further details about Ms Telfer are being released by police.'Extremely talented'
Speaking from Guantanamo Bay, Reprieve director Clive Stafford Smith said Ms Telfer's death was "tragic".
"I heard about poor Amanda a couple of days ago - what a tragedy.
"She was a volunteer at Reprieve, and an excellent one, and then very kindly legally checked my new book, so it was a pleasure to have the chance to catch up with her then.
"How very sad it was to hear, and my heart goes out to her family."
A statement on the website of Keystone Law said: "It is with great sadness that we confirm Amanda Telfer, a lawyer at Keystone Law, was killed on Thursday last week, in a tragic accident on London's Hanover Square.
"She was an extremely talented lawyer, much admired by her clients and colleagues.
"They, like us, are devastated by this news. Our thoughts are with Amanda's family."
The offices of the law firm are located about 500 yards from where the fatal incident took place.
Ms Telfer also worked for the publisher Random House for more than six years.'Terrific fun'
A spokeswoman described her as a "valued and popular consultant lawyer" who was held in the highest regard by colleagues.
"Not only was Amanda a brilliant lawyer whose advice and help could always be relied upon, but she was terrific fun to be around," a spokeswoman said.
An inquest is due to be opened and adjourned at Westminster Coroner's Court on Wednesday morning.
Witnesses said Ms Telfer was walking past the building when the frame fell on her.
One witness, who did not want to be identified, said the victim saw the frame beginning to fall but could not move out of the way in time.
A delivery driver who made the 999 call said he and 10 other people helped to lift the concrete frame off Ms Telfer.