Module 2 of the UK Covid-19 Inquiry is drawing to a close, with evidence from the Prime Minister due to be heard on Monday 11 December, followed by closing submissions. This module considered core political and administrative governance and decision-making for the UK. Over nine weeks of public hearings, the Inquiry has heard live evidence from witnesses including bereaved groups and those affected by Covid, civil servants, independent experts, scientists, health officials, and politicians involved in the response.

Gareth Rhys is instructed as junior Counsel to the Inquiry.

Peter Skelton KC and David Reader are instructed by the Government Legal Department, for the Cabinet Office.

Neil Sheldon KC, Matthew Hill, Jo Moore, Thomas Beamont and Lucy McCann are instructed by the Government Legal Department, representing the Government Office for Science and the former and current Government Chief Scientific Advisers, Sir Patrick Vallance and Professor Dame Angela McLean.

Amelia Williams is instructed by the Government Legal Department as junior counsel for the Department of Health and Social Care.

Thomas Hayes is instructed by TLT as part of the counsel team representing the Office of the Chief Medical Officer, including Professor Sir Chris Whitty, Professor Sir Jonathan Van Tam and Professor Dame Jenny Harries.

Christian Howells (Associate Member) is instructed by Welsh Government Legal Services, for the Welsh Government.


Hearings in Modules 2A, 2B and 2C will commence in 2024, considering issues of governance and decision-making from the perspective of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.