At 2TG, our barristers have participated in a large number of complex and sensitive investigations and inquiries.
We have experience of acting in both statutory inquiries, where requirements of the Inquiries Act 2005 are followed, and non-statutory inquiries including those involving alleged failings by both corporate and statutory bodies. These inquiries are frequently substantial and long lasting.
We have experience both as counsel to the investigation or inquiry as well as representing all types of interested parties and core participants, from the government, large public bodies and corporates to individuals, professionals and groups of individuals and professionals. We have advised and appeared in some of the highest profile investigations and offer expert understanding of the requisite legal, technical and practical elements of the process.
Our members bring to bear strength in the areas of law which frequently go to the heart of many investigations and inquiries, including in construction and property damage, personal injury and abuse, health and safety, clinical negligence, professional negligence and professional discipline. This enables us to provide expert advice and representation.
Our barristers are often instructed in relation to investigations and inquiries into failures of the health care system. Recent examples include the Covid-19 Inquiry, which was initiated to examine the UK’s response to and impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the Infected Blood Inquiry, which was established to examine the circumstances in which men, women and children treated by national Health Services in the UK were given infected blood products, in particular since 1970.
A number of members are instructed in the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) and we were also instructed in the Brook House Inquiry, which was established to investigate the actions decisions and circumstances surrounding the mistreatment of individuals who were detained at the Brook House Immigration Removal Centre, and the Kerr Haslam Inquiry in relation to an NHS inquiry into abuse.
Several members are also instructed in the Grenfell Tower litigation and the Inquiry, which was established to investigate the causes of and contributing factors to the fire, loss of life and injury in the 2017 disaster.
In addition to this, we have barristers on the non-statutory Dobbs Review, which was established to investigate how the Lloyds Banking Group responded to the HBOS Reading fraud and the independent public statutory Post Office Inquiry, the purpose of which is to gather a clear account of the implementation and failings of the Horizon IT system.