Public inquiries and investigations

Public inquiries or major investigations are often high profile and sensitive, involving significant media attention. Being involved can impose a heavy burden on the organisation and the individuals within it.

In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, public inquiries are back in the spotlight.

Our extensive experience in representing clients in some of the most significant UK public inquiries (Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, Harold Shipman and Infected Blood inquiry) matched with our lawyers’ expertise in public law, health and social care, and healthcare regulation, mean we can help to navigate challenges and mitigate risks to your reputation and interests.

Our lawyers can support you, whether you are a core participant or a witness, through the obligations you have to the inquiry, including disclosure requests and ongoing liability issues.

Our lawyers

Our team consists of lawyers with in-depth public inquiry and investigation expertise. Many have worked on the most high profile and sensitive inquiries in recent years.

Our experience

Our team brings in-depth specialist experience of acting for public bodies and for other core participants in major public inquiries.

  • In 2022 we are supporting clients in the sector on several leading Independent Investigations nationally
  • We supported one of the public bodies involved in the Ockenden review which was assisting the inquiry by providing evidence and background information
  • We advised a client on witness evidence, disclosure and document management at the Manchester Arena inquiry
  • We advised an independent healthcare organisation with matters concerning the infected blood inquiry
  • We were appointed as solicitor to the independent review of children’s cardiac surgery in Bristol, established by Professor Sir Bruce Keogh
  • Bloody Sunday inquiry
  • Harold Shipman inquiry
  • Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust and the David “Rocky” Bennett inquiry

Our clients

We represent a wide range of health and care providers and health charities on high profile reviews and inquiries. 

Legal resources you may find useful

We are passionate about our role in the sector and provide updates through our Health and care blog and our Health and care newsletter.

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