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Joshua Cainer part of the UK Covid-19 Inquiry team – Module 1 hearings started this week

Joshua Cainer is instructed as Junior Counsel to the UK Covid-19 Inquiry set up to examine the UK’s response to and impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, and learn lessons for the future.

UK Covid-19 Inquiry

Chaired by Baroness Hallett, the UK Covid-19 Inquiry is a statutory public inquiry set up under the Inquiries Act 2005 to examine the UK’s response to and impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, and learn lessons for the future, across wide-ranging Terms of Reference.

Joshua Cainer is instructed as Junior Counsel to the Inquiry for Module 1 as part of a counsel team led by Hugo Keith KC (Lead Counsel to the Inquiry) and Kate Blackwell KC.

Module 1 of the Inquiry

Module 1 of the Inquiry opened on 21 July 2022 and is examining the preparedness and resilience of the United Kingdom for a Coronavirus pandemic. The List of Issues due to be examined in Module 1 can be found here. The list of 28 Core Participants for Module 1 can be found here. More information about Module 1, including the timetable for the public hearings, can be found here.

The public hearings for Module 1 started this week, on Tuesday 13 June 2023, with an Opening Statement from Hugo Keith KC and are due to continue for six weeks until 20 July 2023. You can watch each day of the hearings, which are being livestreamed, on the Inquiry’s YouTube channel.

Find out more

Full details of the Inquiry including the team, hearing details, evidence as it is published and support information can be found on the UK Covid-19 Inquiry website.

About Joshua Cainer

Joshua Cainer has a broad civil practice which covers commercial law, pensions law and employment law. He also has significant experience in public law, regulatory and human rights matters, having previously taught undergraduate students in Administrative Law as well as having worked on a wide range of appellate cases relating to public law and human rights whilst working as the judicial assistant to Sir Terence Etherton, Master of the Rolls.

He also has particular experience in areas of public and regulatory law which cross-over with the commercial and pensions law elements of his practice, having previously been seconded to assist with regulatory investigations at the Bank of England and at The Pensions Regulator.

He is also a member of the Attorney General’s Junior Junior Scheme.

To find out more, contact Matt Sale +44 (0)20 7427 4910 or George Bennett on +44 (0)207 427 0807 for a confidential discussion.

Covid-19 15 Jun, 2023


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