The Infected Blood Inquiry has announced innovative plans to allow individuals to give evidence through appointed intermediaries. The intermediaries will visit those who request their support and then submit reports to the Inquiry covering a number of people’s experiences, without revealing their identities.
The Inquiry Chair, Sir Brian Langstaff, said that the measure was intended to allow the voices to of those who would otherwise find it too upsetting to provide evidence to be heard. It is believed to be the first time such an approach has been taken at a British public inquiry.
The Inquiry is due to open next year. Matthew Hill, Michael Deacon and Charlotte Gilmartin are all part of the Counsel to the Inquiry team. Christian Howells is acting for charities Haemeophilia Wales and Haemophilia Northern Ireland as well as many of those affected.
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