The Inquiries Act 2005 allows a government minister to set up a public inquiry where it appears to them that particular events have caused or may cause public concern.
A public inquiry can conduct an investigation across a range of different agencies. A public inquiry ensures lessons are learned.
Where a public inquiry is established under the Act, individuals may be granted the right to participate in the inquiry as ‘core participants’.
We benefit from a wide range of legal expertise across the firm and are able to represent individuals in relation to varied public inquiries.
Our team received praise in the 2023 edition of the Chambers & Partners UK legal directory. The team were commended for their “extensive experience representing bereaved families in inquests” and expertise in public law challenges relating to social housing and major public inquiries. The team has also been recommended for Legal 500, 2023.