Module 2 of the UK COVID-19 Inquiry is now open

3 October 2023

Today, Module 2 of the UK COVID-19 Inquiry opened, which explores the UK’s core political and administrative decision-making in response to Covid-19. The Inquiry opened with a statement from the Chair, Baroness Hallett, followed by an impact video, and the opening statement of Counsel to the Inquiry.

Those appearing in person at the hearing today from 5 Essex Chambers include Anne Studd KC (for the Cabinet Office), Claire Palmer (for NHS England) and Robert Cohen (for the UK Statistics Authority).

A number of other members of Chambers are instructed for core participants in the Inquiry.

The hearings can be followed live through the Inquiry’s website or on YouTube.


Anne Studd KC

Call 1988 | Silk 2012

Claire Palmer

Call 2003

Robert Cohen

Call 2009


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