Inquests & Inquiries

Members of chambers have extensive experience appearing in the majority of the significant Public Inquiries over the last twenty years. 11KBW’s depth of experience and expertise from public law and human rights to employment and commercial law means that it is able to offer counsel to cover wide-reaching subject matters. Andrew Sharland KC and Julian Blake are recognised by Chambers and Partners as leaders in this field.

Members of chambers have been instructed in numerous Public Inquiries, often with multiple members instructed in the same inquiry, including:

    • The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA)
    • The Grenfell Tower Inquiry
    • The Covid Inquiry
    • The Baha Mousa Inquiry
    • The Detainee Inquiry
    • The Billy Wright Inquiry
    • The Zahid Mubarek Inquiry
    • The Brook House Removal Centre Inquiry
    • The Infected Blood Inquiry
    • The Horizon Post Office Inquiry
    • The Leveson Inquiry
    • The BSE Inquiry
    • The Hutton Inquiry into the Iraq War
    • The Marchioness Inquiry
    • The Al-Sweady Inquiry
    • The Undercover Policing Inquiry

Members of chambers also regularly act in Inquests and judicial review challenges to coronial decisions. Examples of work in inquests includes:

  • A leading case on the application of Article 2 ECHR (Hurst)
  • A leading case on the application of Article 5 ECHR (Ferreira)
  • Inquests resulting from deaths at school and inside prisons
  • Inquests resulting from suicide (investigating treatment by public authorities and care providers)
  • Public law challenges to coronial conduct and duties
  • The Inquest into the Death of Ella Kissi-Debrah (air pollution)
  • The Inquest into the Death of Sudesh Amman (Streatham terror attack)