Jason Beer KC instructed by National Health Service England in the Lucy Letby Inquiry

6 November 2023

On 30th August 2023 the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care announced a statutory inquiry, under the Inquries Act 2005, to examine events at the Countess of Chester Hospital and their implications following the trial, and subsequent convictions, of former neonatal nurse Lucy Letby of murder and attempted murder of babies at the hospital.  On 4th September 2023 the Secretary of State announced that Lady Justice Thirlwall will chair the Inquiry.  On 19th October 2023 the Inquiry’s Terms of Reference were published.  Amongst the matters to be investigated by the Inquiry are the effectiveness of governance, external scrutiny and professional regulation in keeping babies in hospital safe, including consideration of NHS culture.

Jason is instructed to represent NHS England in the Inquiry by ​Charlotte Harpin, a partner at Browne Jacobsen.  He is also presently instructed:

  • As Counsel to the Inquiry in the Post Office Horizon IT Inquiry
  • ​To act for NHS England in the Covid 19 Inquiry
  • To act for Greater Manchester Police in the Malkinson Inquiry
  • To act for Counter Terrorism Policing South-East in the Dawn Sturgess Inquiry
  • ​To act for the Secretary of State for for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry
  • ​To act for undercover police officers in the Undercover Policing Inquiry
  • As Counsel to the Inquiry in the Jalal Uddin Inquest


Jason Beer KC

Call 1992 | Silk 2011

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