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What will the public inquiry into the government’s handling of Covid-19 look like?

Following the PM’s announcement on Wednesday, we revisit an article by Harriet Jerram explaining what a public inquiry would look like. This article was written in the height of the pandemic in July 2020. On Wednesday, the Prime Minister told MPs an independent public inquiry into the handling of the pandemic would be held in spring 2022. Harriet Jerram’s article was written during the height of the pandemic and considered what a public inquiry into the Covid 19 response might look like. The content is very much relevant right now and so is worth sharing again. It considers why and when public inquiries are appropriate and the function they serve as well as what issues a Covid 19 inquiry would likely…

Covid-19, Legal Blog & Publications, Inquests & Inquiries during Covid-19, Inquests & Inquiries 14 May, 2021

What would a public inquiry into the government’s handling of Covid-19 look like?

Harriet Jerram considers what a public inquiry into the Covid 19 response might look like and whether it would meet the need for a rapid and focussed response to mitigate any future public health disaster. With the UK still in the grips of the Covid 19 pandemic, calls for a public inquiry into the government’s handling of the response to the crisis have been widespread. On 15 July 2020 the Prime Minister committed to holding an “independent inquiry” but would not be drawn on details as to when and in what form this would take place. Harriet’s article considers what a public inquiry into the Covid 19 response might look like. It considers why and when public inquiries are appropriate…

Covid-19, Legal Blog & Publications, Inquests & Inquiries during Covid-19, Inquests & Inquiries 30 Jul, 2020

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