Manchester Arena Inquiry Volume One Report Published Today

The Manchester Arena Inquiry has been established to investigate how and in what circumstances, 22 people tragically came to lose their lives in the attack at the Manchester Arena on 22 May 2017 and, to make any such recommendations as may seem appropriate.

Following many months of evidence, Sir John Saunders, the Chairman of the Inquiry, has published his first report. This report, Volume One: Security for the Arena, is the first of three and examines the security arrangements in place at the Manchester Arena generally and on the 22 May 2017. It sets out the circumstances of the attack, conclusions and recommendations. Please note that the Volume One Report contains content that some may find distressing.

Members of Lincoln House Chambers represent a number of Core Participants in the Inquiry.

Guy Gozem QCAustin Welch and Leila Ghahhary instructed by Erin Shoesmith and Priscilla Addo-Quaye of Addleshaw Goddard LLP act on behalf of Robert Boyle, the father of Courtney Boyle, Paul Hett, the father of Martyn Hett, and Paul Price, the partner of Elaine McIver.

Kate Blackwell QC instructed by Helen Simm of Browne Jacobson acts on behalf of NHS England.

Lisa Roberts QC instructed by Martin English of Weightmans acts on behalf of the North West Ambulance Service.

Paul Williams instructed by Gareth Martin of Markel Law acts on behalf of Mohammed Agha.

The Inquiry Continues.

Details about the Inquiry, the Volume One Report and the ongoing hearings can be found here:

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