Inquiries, Investigations and the Law

Date: Thursday 21 April 2016

Time: 9.00 - 17.15

Venue: Baker & Mckenzie - 100 New Bridge St, London EC4V 6JA

Speakers: Adam Straw, Catherine Meredith, Heather Williams QC, Henrietta Hill QC, Jesse Nicholls

CPD: 6.5

Inquiries, Investigations and the Law

To see the full conference programme please see here.

All bookings will need to be placed through The Public Law Project, please book your place here.

A conference to discuss rights to investigation, statutory inquiries & independent reviews and the potential these have to hold the state to account.

Opening Address: Ms Janet Love, National Director of the Legal Resources Centre, South Africa and Commissioner of the South African Human Rights Commission

Plenary Sessions

  • The Harris Review: A Non-Statutory, Independent Inquiry
  • The Inquiries Act 2005 / The Inquiry Rules 2006
  • The Legal Basis For The Duty To Investigate
  • History In The Making:Reconstructing Events, Gathering Evidence  and Presenting Testimony
  • Remedies For Historical Misconduct

Breakout Sessions:

  • Commissioning and producing independent reports
  • Investigating the investigators (investigating the police)
  • When should there be a duty to investigate UK military action abroad?
  • The positive duties on the state to investigate trafficking and protect victims
  • Investigating The NHS - protecting the vulnerable and defending patient safety

Closing Address: Raju Bhatt

Deborah Coles, Director, Inquest (Morning)
Dan Leader, Leigh Day (Afternoon)Contributors include:
ATLEU, Sean Aughey, Katherine Churcher, Rosa Curling, Jeremy Deller (tbc) , Finucane Centre, Danny Friedman QC, Hackney Community Law Centre, John Halford, Lord Toby Harris, Henrietta Hill QC, JCWI, Emma Jones, Phillippa Kaufmann QC, Dan Leader, Catherine Meredith, Alison Millar, Eleanor Murray, Myriad Research, Jesse Nichols, Richard Norton-Taylor, David Oldfield, Padraig O'Muirigh, REDRESS, Martin Smith, Marcia Willis-Stewart (tbc), Adam Straw, Charlotte Threipland, Heather Williams QC

Standard fee: £192 per delegate (£160 + VAT per delegate)

Discounted fee: £144 per delegate (£120 + VAT) Charities, NGOs, academics, students, trainee solicitors & pupils): 50% off third delegate when 3 book from the same organisation at the same time. Fees include refreshments and lunch.PLEASE NOTE that there are a limited number of highly subsidised places for those wishing to attend from campaign groups or organisations with little or no income.

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