Today, 2nd November, the Undercover Policing Inquiry starts its hearings with seven days of live-streamed opening statements, followed by seven days of evidence hearings. The full schedule and how the hearings will be conducted remotely are available here.

Peter Skelton QC, leading Darragh Coffey, and Amy Mannion are instructed on behalf of the Metropolitan Police Service, Oliver Sanders QC is representing the Designated Lawyer Officers and Angus McCullough QC is acting for Category M Core Participants (the ex-wives of undercover officers). Angus is instructed by Stefano Ruis at Hickman & Rose, and appears with Helen Law of Matrix.

Update 5/11/2020 : On 4 November 2020, Angus McCullough QC made an opening statement on behalf of Category M Core Participants, who are ex-wives of some of the the undercover policemen who had relationships with other women whilst covertly deployed. Angus is representing this group in the Undercover Policing Inquiry, with Helen Law of Matrix chambers, instructed by Stefano Ruis of Hickman and Rose.  The statement received wide press coverage, including in: