Our specialist public inquiries lawyers represent those involved in public inquiries
Expert public inquiries law firm
Public inquiries are often high profile and involve significant media attention. Blake Morgan’s team of public inquiries solicitors and barristers have significant experience in representing clients in public inquiries.
We have provided advice to clients called to give witness statements, those who have been asked to produce documents and those who are active participants and/or core participants in some of the largest UK public inquiries including Grenfell and the Infected Blood Inquiry. Our public inquiries lawyers can assist in guiding you through the obligations you have to the inquiry whilst also ensuring your specific interests are considered and protected.
Main Areas Of Practice
Being a witness in a public inquiry
Our public inquiries team can advise on formal (rule 9) and informal requests and how to ensure your evidence is clear and persuasive.
Protecting your interests
You may be engaged in a public inquiry in circumstances where you have wider interests that you need to protect as well as ensuring that you are fully co-operating with the inquiry. Our experts can provide advice on how to navigate these issues to find a workable way forward.
You may have been asked by a public inquiry to make documents available to it. There are difficult and complex decisions to make about what a party is obliged to disclose and we can offer advice and guidance on your legal obligations in such circumstances.
Our team provides advice and assistance to clients who could face further investigations arising from an inquiry. We have supported clients in relation to their response to police investigation and/or where members of staff are under investigation. Our work involves extensive communication with staff across of levels of the client organisation. A considerable number of our cases have been complex and have attracted significant media interest at both a local and national level.
We represent private companies as well as public bodies in England and Wales including NHS England, Velindre NHS Trust and the Welsh Blood Service.
We have acted on behalf of Velindre NHS Trust/Welsh Blood Service in relation to the Infected Blood Inquiry.
Our public inquiries team have acted on behalf of NHS England in relation to the Infected Blood Inquiry.
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