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Post Office Horizon IT Inquiry

The Inquiry was established in non-statutory form on 29th September 2020. It was converted to a statutory inquiry on 1st June 2021. Nicholas Chapman is representing The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. The Post Office Horizon IT Inquiry…


The Dawn Sturgess Inquiry

This is an independent Inquiry into the circumstances of Dawn Sturgess’ death in Salisbury on 8 July 2018. On 18 November 2021 the Home Secretary announced the Government’s decision to establish an inquiry under the Inquiries Act 2005 to investigate…


Manchester Arena Inquiry

An independent public inquiry to investigate the deaths of the victims of the 2017 Manchester Arena terror attack. Cathryn McGahey KC and Richard Boyle represent HM Government and Andrew O’Connor KC and Piers Taylor represent SMG, the operator of the…


Undercover Policing Inquiry

The Undercover Policing Inquiry was set up in 2015 to get to the truth about undercover policing across England and Wales since 1968 and provide recommendations for the future. David Barr KC is lead Counsel to the Inquiry. Daniel Walker…


Brook House Inquiry

A public inquiry into the mistreatment of individuals who were detained at Brook House Immigration Removal Centre in 2017 Saoirse Townshend & Paul Erdunast form part of the Counsel to the Inquiry Team.


UK Covid-19 Inquiry

The UK Covid-19 Inquiry has been set up to examine the UK’s response to and impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, and learn lessons for the future. Andrew O’Connor KC, Fiona Canby, Zeenat Islam & Alice Hands form part of the…


Royal Papworth Hospital Inquests

The inquests into two deaths following an outbreak of a waterborne pathogen at a world-leading cardiothoracic transplant centre. The deaths, at the newly-opened Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridge, followed infection by a form of bacteria – M.abscessus – previously unknown…


Croydon Tram Inquest

Keith Morton KC, leading Fiona Canby, represented Transport for London at the inquests into the deaths of seven people killed in the Croydon Tram crash at Sandilands on 9 November 2016. The inquests were held over 10 weeks. The jury…


Inquest into the death of Janet Scott

Inquest into the death of Janet Scott, a woman who was murdered by her ex-partner Simon Mellors (SM). William Irwin represented the National Probation Service (NPS), part of the Ministry of Justice. At the time he killed Mrs Scott, SM…


Inquest into the death of Nargis Begum

Ellen is acting for the family of Nargis Begum in the inquest into her death arising out of a fatal collision on a smart motorway. The inquest is currently suspended to allow the CPS to consider whether Highways England will…





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