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Olinga Tahzib instructed by the Department of Health and Social Care in COVID-19 Inquiry

Olinga Tahzib instructed by the Department of Health and Social Care in COVID-19 Inquiry

Olinga Tahzib, of Outer Temple Chambers, has recently been instructed to join a team of counsel to represent the interests of the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) in the UK COVID-19 Inquiry.

The Inquiry has been set up to examine the UK’s response to and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and to learn lessons for the future. The Inquiry’s work is guided by its Terms of Reference.

Olinga’s work for the DHSC is focussed on Module 3, which examines the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on healthcare. It will look into the governmental and societal response to COVID-19 as well as examining the impact that the pandemic had on healthcare systems, patients and healthcare workers. This will include healthcare governance, primary care, NHS backlogs, the effects on healthcare provision by vaccination programmes as well as long covid diagnosis and support.

Full information and latest updates are available on the UK Covid-19 Inquiry website.

Find out more

Olinga Tahzib is a civil practitioner specialising in personal injury, clinical negligence and employment disputes. He is ranked as a rising star by Legal 500 across all three areas.

In his personal injury and clinical negligence work, Olinga increasingly acts for individuals who have suffered life-changing injuries. His current caseload includes acting unled in what is likely to be a 7-figure claim for a claimant who has been rendered paraplegic following a wound infection which was improperly treated.

Olinga regularly acts in public inquiries and inquests. Between 2017 and 2021, he worked as part of a team of counsel to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, the largest ever public inquiry in the UK. Olinga worked on three stands of the Inquiry and his work included advising the Chair and Panel on three reports.

To find out more, contact Paul Barton (0207 427 4907) or Chris Rowe (0207 427 4911) for a confidential discussion.

Covid-19 5 Jun, 2023


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