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Public Inquiries

We remain one of the leading sets in the country for public inquiry work.  Our experience includes acting as Counsel to the Inquiry and representing interested parties. We are listed as one of the leading sets in this field in Legal 500 and members of the team are listed as leaders in the field in Chambers and Partners

The inquiries in which we have been involved cover subjects as diverse as:

Media
Phone Hacking (Leveson) Inquiry

Detainees and Abuse
Al Sweady Inquiry
Detainee Inquiry (Rendition)
The Baha Mousa Inquiry
Robert Hamill Inquiry

Conflict and War
Iraq Inquiry

Failures in the Health Care System
Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust
The Richard Neale Inquiry
The Royal Liverpool Children's (Alder Hey) Inquiry (Organ Retention)
The Bristol Royal Infirmary Inquiry
Beverley Allitt Public Health
Sellafield Inquiry
The BSE Inquiry
The Stafford DGH Legionnaires Disease Inquiry

Child Abuse
The Victoria Climbie Inquiry

Prisons
The Zahid Mubarek Inquiry
Strangeways

The Criminal Justice System
Maguire 7

Rail Accidents
Ladbroke Grove
Clapham
Southall
Purley

Maritime Disasters
The Marchioness
Herald of Free Enterprise
The loss of HMS Derbyshire

We have also appeared in many of the leading cases where the need for, or conduct of, public inquiries is in issue, including R (Stone) v South East Coast SHA and R (Scholes) v SSHD

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