Public and Administrative

Public Inquiries and Inquests

Inquests and Inquiries form a core part of Landmark's public law services.


The Landmark team, from silks to juniors, have considerable experience in representing both institutional and complainant core participants across a range of statutory public inquiries.

Members of Chambers currently act for core participants, government departments and witnesses in the following ongoing public inquiries:

The Covid-19 Inquiry: David Lock KC, Fiona Scolding KC, Carine Patry KC, Galina Ward KC, Christopher Jacobs, Sasha Blackmore, Miranda Butler, Natasha Jackson, Georgina Fenton and Ed Abedian.

The Post Office Horizon IT Inquiry: Christopher Jacobs, Kimberley Ziya and Joe Thomas.

The Infected Blood Inquiry: David Lock KC, Fiona Scolding KC, Miranda Butler and Hannah Gibbs.

The Brook House InquiryAlex Goodman KC and Christopher Jacobs.

Members of the Landmark team have additionally represented core participants and witnesses in the following public inquiries:

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA): Fiona Scolding KC (CTI); Galina Ward KC; Christopher Jacobs; Ben Fulbrook (CTI).

The Grenfell Tower Inquiry: Harriet Wakeman.

The Leveson Inquiry: Carine Patry KC (CTI).

Public Inquiries are governed by the Inquiries Act 2005 and the Inquiry Rules 2006. A particular feature of this area of practice is that an Inquiry Chair will often hold a very wide discretion in matters of procedure and evidence. Members of the Landmark team have expertise in advising on the various types of legal issues which flow from the statutory and procedural framework, which is unique to this area of practice.  

In addition to the representation of parties within public inquiries, members of chambers regularly advise and assist prospective core participants who wish to apply to participate in public inquiries.

Members of Chambers also provide practical solutions and advice to institutions involved in public inquiries on a wide range of issues, including responses to Rule 9 requests, disclosure and confidentiality obligations.

In addition to representing core participants and witnesses, Landmark Counsel has acted as Counsel to the Inquiry (‘CTI’), instructed by solicitors acting for the sponsoring government department.   

Practice Managers

Contact our friendly and helpful Practice Managers for more information about our barristers and services or to make an enquiry.

Ben Connor

Practice Director

020 7421 2483

Ben Connor

Zoe Bluck

Practice Manager

020 7421 1301

Zoe Bluck new

Jamie Lal

Assistant Practice Manager

020 7421 1309

Jamie Lal new

Richard Bolton

Senior Practice Manager

020 7421 1392

Richard Bolton new

Charlotte Hockney

Assistant Practice Manager

020 7421 1303

Charlotte Hockney new

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