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Public inquiries

Kennedys’ dedicated team of legal experts specialise in the management of high profile major cases involving issues of public law and duty.

Public inquiries are unusual in that they reach conclusions on facts but without apportioning liability. They often arise from disaster events and include highly sensitive issues.

Our core team has worked together for over 25 years in the field. The experience, dedication, and technical competence we have can be relied upon to produce high quality, time efficient and cost-aware work.

Our track record includes a number of major public inquiries and other public law and duty cases. We advised a number of public bodies on implications resulting from the Inquiries Act in the UK.

The benefits of our expertise and experience include:

  • Over 15 years of shared insight in the ethos and purpose of inquiries and public law and duty cases, including regulatory criminal cases
  • Familiarity in working on cases with media scrutiny
  • Regular representation of well-known companies and individuals in coroners' inquests of national significance
  • Interviewing methods that include our own method, developed as a result of our experience
  • Witness statements requiring very high levels of detail
  • By way of example, we have acted for organisations at public inquiries following high profile UK rail disasters at Clapham, Southall and Ladbroke Grove.

We acted for a number of British military personnel at the Al Sweady Inquiry into allegations of torture and murder by British troops.

We acted for a number of senior executives from the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) at the Magnox Inquiry which was an independent Inquiry into the award of the Magnox decommissioning contract by the NDA.

We act for a Director involved in the Brook House Inquiry set up to investigate alleged mistreatment of individuals who were detained at the Brook House Immigration Removal Centre in 2017.

We act for the Kensington & Chelsea TMO, the management company for Grenfell Tower, London, following the fire on 14/06/2017 that tragically claimed 72 lives.