Kate Blackwell QC leads team of LHC Barristers on the Gosport Independent Panel

Kate Blackwell QC, appointed to the Gosport Independent Panel as Counsel and legal lead and Leila Ghahhary, Junior Counsel appointed to the Panel’s Secretariat, attended Portsmouth Cathedral today as part of the Panel and Secretariat team delivery of the Panel’s report.

The Panel was convened to report on events which occurred at Gosport War Memorial Hospital between the late 1980s and early 2000s. The Panel, chaired by Bishop James Jones, today delivered its report to the families of patients who died at the hospital and to the Secretary of State for Health who in turn, has presented the Panel’s report to the House of Commons during today’s session.

Austin Welch, Lee Hughes, Kath Johnson, and Louise Cowen were also part of the Lincoln House Chambers’ legal team, also working alongside former LHC members Her Honour Judge Bernadette Baxter and District Judge Charlotte Holland, which has supported the panel in its work.

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Click here to read the Gosport Independent Panel’s full report.