Inquiries and investigations

Inquiries and investigations

We have expert solicitors across various practice areas with unrivalled skills and experience in inquiries, whether constituted under the Inquiries Act or otherwise, and other formal investigations.

We undertake work either as Solicitor to the Inquiry or advising interested parties on their involvement in inquiries.

We have experience of:

  • public inquiries
  • independent (private) government inquiries
  • other statutory inquiries and investigations
  • ad hoc investigations
  • inquests

We have been involved in the following inquiries:

  • Redfern Inquiry into human tissue analysis at UK nuclear facilities (coroners and pathology)
  • Royal Liverpool Children’s Hospital (Alder Hey) Inquiry (pathology)
  • Blom Cooper and Fallon Inquiries  relating to Ashworth Hospital (mental health)
  • Pindown Inquiry (residential childcare)
  • Waterhouse Inquiry (abuse of children in residential care in North Wales)
  • Kegworth and Lockerbie air disasters
  • Zeebrugge Inquiry (sinking of passenger ferry)
  • Piper Alpha Inquiry (oil rig fire)
  • King’s Cross Fire Inquiry
  • Everall Inquiry (deaths of children in social services care)
  • Inquest into death of PC Ian Terry (death in police training)

we have the flexibility to respond, whatever the needs of the inquiry. We offer:

  • a core team of senior solicitors with extensive experience in inquiry procedures, conduct of high quality analytical investigations to schedule and on budget and liaison with sponsoring bodies such as government departments or local government
  • additional solicitors with specialist knowledge in the subject matter of most inquiries
  • specialist advice on call on discrete issues such as the Freedom of Information Act, Data Protection Act, confidentiality, public relations, judicial review
  • teams of dedicated, skilled and experienced paralegals where necessary
  • familiarity with the IT needs of most inquiries including LiveNote and Lextranet
  • experience securing funding for legal fees through the inquiry in accordance with the relevant legislation when acting for interested parties

We are happy to tailor our offering to your needs. Please contact Stephen Jones on 0161 909 4340 or by emailing stephen.jones@pannone.co.uk to discuss how we can assist.

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