UK Covid-19 Inquiry launches first investigation

21 July 2022

Today, Baroness Heather Hallett officially launched the UK Covid-19 Inquiry and opened its first investigation into how well prepared the UK was for a pandemic. Baroness Hallett also set out an ambitious timetable, with preliminary hearings starting this year, and the first witnesses to be called next spring.

Inquiry welcomes the appointment of 50 junior Counsel to Legal team

20 June 2022

The Inquiry Chair, Baroness Heather Hallett, has appointed 50 junior Counsel to join its legal team. The following junior Counsel will support Hugo Keith QC, Lead Counsel to the Inquiry, Martin Smith, Solicitor to the Inquiry, and the eleven recently appointed Queen’s Counsel with the preparation and delivery of the Inquiry’s investigative work: Alia AkramAndrew Read more…

Inquiry welcomes the appointment of eleven Queen’s Counsel to legal team

4 May 2022

The Inquiry has appointed eleven Queen’s Counsel (QCs) to join its legal team. The following QCs will support Hugo Keith QC, Lead Counsel to the Inquiry, and Martin Smith, Solicitor to the Inquiry, with the preparation and delivery of the Inquiry’s investigative work:  Kate Blackwell QC Jacqueline Carey QC Sophie Cartwright QC Charlie Cory-Wright QC Read more…

Inquiry opens public consultation on its Terms of Reference

10 March 2022

The UK Covid-19 Inquiry has opened a public consultation on its draft Terms of Reference. Over the course of the next four weeks, the Inquiry will be seeking views from the public, bereaved families, professional bodies, and support groups on the draft Terms of Reference. The Terms of Reference will set out the scope of Read more…