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With the importance of public inquiries, you need to be sure that you are represented by legal experts who specialise in the area. Our public inquiry panel of solicitors can help give you a voice and ensure you receive the answers you want. If you need help with a public inquiry, get in touch today.

Public inquiries can often be stressful and heartbreaking for those involved. That is why you need legal representation that you can count on, legal experts who will fight your corner and ask tough questions of those who need to be held accountable.

Our panel of experts has 70+ years’ experience in representing those without a voice and getting them to the legal results they deserve. If you or a loved one believes they need be to represented at a public inquiry, get in touch today.

 

What is a Public Inquiry?

Public inquiries occur when an event has caused the public major concern. This event might be a major disaster, accident, or an event that sometimes involves a significant loss of life.

Under the Inquiries Act 2005, the Government can set up a public inquiry to determine what exactly happened during the event, and investigate why it happened and who might be to blame. The inquiry will also put in steps to understand what must be done to prevent such a disastrous event from happening again.

Public inquiries are normally chaired by a serving or retired judge, with the evidence presented in the form of a document or by oral testimony.

The findings of a public inquiry will be presented to the Government who will endeavour to implement change.

To summarise, Jason Beer QC, the UK’s leading authority on public inquiries, argues that the main function of public inquiries is to address three key questions:

  • What happened?
  • Why did it happen and who is to blame?
  • What can be done to prevent this from happening again?

 

Types of Public Inquiries

  • Aberfan Disaster – Significant loss of life due to national coal board negligence
  • Bristol Heart Scandal – Medical negligence that led to the loss of life between 1984-1995
  • The Leveson Inquiry - An inquiry into the culture, practices, and ethics of the press
  • Grenfell Tower Inquiry – To establish the facts of what happened at Grenfell Tower to prevent it from happening again
  • Manchester Arena Bombing – Looking into missed opportunities to prevent the attack and learn from mistakes

 

Public Inquiry Experts

One of the fundamental things to come out of an inquiry is the ability to learn from past mistakes to ensure the same event does not happen again. The involvement of our panel of solicitors, in this sense, has two parts.

The first part is to ensure that they provide you with the best possible legal representation throughout the proceedings so you can understand what happened to your loved ones and why. They will update you throughout the process and talk to you in plain English.

The second part is, after the inquiry has presented its findings, pressuring those responsible into enforcing the changes that will ensure the same event does not happen.

The moment you instruct our panel,they will organise a meeting to take your instructions so that they fully understand what your end goal is and how they can get there together.

 

How much does legal representation at a public inquiry cost?

We understand that finance is often a worry for people when thinking about getting legal representation for public inquiries. Funding for legal representation is different for each case.

If, for example, you have been granted status to join an inquiry, for the majority of cases, legal representation is fully funded by the inquiry. If you believe you should be recognised as a Core Participant within an inquiry, please get in touch with our panel and they will talk you through how the process might work.

 

How long do Public Inquiries take?

Public inquiries are one of the longer types of legal cases. Unlike inquests, there is no time limit for public inquiries.

The 69 public inquiries that were launched between 1990 and 2017 varied massively in length, although the majority take around two years to settle. The shortest was the Hammond Inquiry which took a very short 45 days. The longest inquiry was into the Hyponatraemia-related deaths; this took 13 years and three months to complete.

 

Get in touch with our Panel of Public Enquiry Solicitors Today

At ClaimExperts.co.uk, our panel prides itself on getting the best possible outcome within public inquiries for you, the client. We have teamed up with a panel of expert solicitors in order to give you the most comprehensive legal advice.

Giving the best service is more than just knowledge and expertise, however. Our panel of experts take pride in delivering an industry-leading service, from start to finish. They listen to your pains and understand the problems they cause. They don’t simply put you on a conveyor belt of claims like many claims management firms. Our panel offer:

  • 70+ Years Combined Experience in Claims
  • Hassle-Free Service
  • Quick and Easy Form
  • Knowledgeable, Friendly, Professional Team
  • Fully regulated by the FCA
  • Free No Obligation Check

Contact the ClaimExperts.co.uk panel today to find out how they can help you with your public inquiry today.

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