Kate Blackwell QC & Austin Welch Present on Public Inquiries to Addleshaw Goddard

Kate Blackwell QC & Austin Welch are delighted to present to Addleshaw Goddard today on Public Inquiries. Topics covered will include the history of, and legal framework for, public inquiries; evidence and procedure; disclosure; the conclusion of the public inquiry; warning letters; publication of the inquiry report; and challenges to the Inquiry, but the main focus of today’s presentation will be on the tactical considerations of representing both corporate bodies and individuals at public inquiries.

Kate is one of the UK’s leading silks specialising in public inquiries. She is sought after for high-profile cases and is instructed by both Government Departments and leading firms of solicitors nationwide. She has acted as Counsel to the Inquiry in the Daniel Morgan Independent Panel Inquiry, the Jermaine Baker Inquiry and the Gosport War Memorial Hospital Independent Panel Inquiry and is now part of the UK Covid-19 Inquiry legal team.

Austin specialises in Inquiries & Health & Safety work. Austin has been appointed in a significant number of high profile inquest and inquiry cases including: The Hillsborough Inquest; ICCSA; The Manchester Arena Inquiry; The Gosport War Memorial Inquiry; The Grenfell Tower Inquiry. Austin is also instructed to represent the HSE in the Covid – 19 Inquiry.

For further details relating to Kate, Austin or the Inquiry Team at Lincoln House Chambers please contact Director of Clerking David Wright.