Simply outstanding public inquiry expertise.
A top-tier team for inquiries, our barristers have appeared in the majority of significant public inquiries of the last two decades. Recognised as an ‘enviable team’ and firm leaders in this field, they have a truly impressive depth of experience.
Our public inquiries team stands out for expert advice and advocacy in this niche specialism, representing a broad range of clients including government departments, public authorities, police forces and commercial organisations.
The high profile nature of public inquiries throws up unique challenges, and we know how to effectively handle the issues and reputational risks facing clients under the spotlight.
We understand that the best results come from a foundation of clear strategy and forensic preparation. We have specialists at all levels to handle whatever complications may arise. Our experts are also regularly instructed as counsel to the inquiry.
Our comprehensive service covers all aspects of a public inquiry including advice and training on issues arising from core participant status. We help with witness and organisational preparation and representation in the course of an inquiry.
At the inquiry conclusion, we can advise on challenges to inquiry decisions, the implementation of recommendations and organisational learning.
We also offer in-house training, and share our knowledge in this area via lectures, regular publications and an annual conference. Additionally, our Head of Chambers, Jason Beer KC, is the author of the leading text on Public Inquiries (OUP).
We’ve been instructed on significant, complex and high-profile Public Inquiries including:
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Counsel to the Inquiry and representation of Corporate and Public bodies at statutory and non-statutory inquiries
Advising institutions on Core Participant status
Advice and assistance in responding to Rule 9 requests for documents or evidence
Advising on reputation management
Applications including anonymity, privileged information and restriction orders
Call 1992 | Silk 2011
Call 1986 | Silk 2011
Call 1988 | Silk 2012
Call 1993 | Silk 2012
Call 2003 | Silk 2023