Public Inquiries

Hardcover | August 9, 2011

byJason BeerEditorJames Dingemans, Richard Lissack

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The tradition of public inquiry has become a pivotal part of public life, and a major instrument of accountability in the United Kingdom. There have been over 20 significant public inquiries in the past 10 years alone (including the Stephen Lawrence, the Foot and Mouth, the Bloody Sunday, theHutton and the Mubarek Inquiries). This book is written and edited by practitioners who have appeared in a large number of these significant inquiries. This new work is the first of its kind, and will function as a handbook for practitioners.The work examines and explains both statutory (in particular the Inquiries Act 2005 and the Inquiry Rules 2006) and non-statutory inquiries in chapters relating to the need for and purpose of the public inquiry, the mechanisms for establishing a public inquiry, terms of reference, the subject matterof inquiries, the relationship of inquiries with other legal proceedings, the constitution of an inquiry, the administration of an inquiry, evidence and procedure, public access to an inquiry, immunities and defamation, representation and funding, inquiry reports and the duty to be fair, ending theinquiry and challenging an inquiry. This book is fully indexed and cross-referenced, including extensive referencing to the position in other jurisdictions

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The tradition of public inquiry has become a pivotal part of public life, and a major instrument of accountability in the United Kingdom. There have been over 20 significant public inquiries in the past 10 years alone (including the Stephen Lawrence, the Foot and Mouth, the Bloody Sunday, theHutton and the Mubarek Inquiries). This book...

Jason Beer specialises in administrative and public law. He acts primarily for the police service and central government. He is Junior Counsel to the Crown (A Panel). He was instructed in the Lawrence inquiry, the Shipman inquiry and the Hutton inquiry. Jason practices at 5 Essex Court Chambers

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:400 pagesPublished:August 9, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199287775

ISBN - 13:9780199287772

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Establishing an inquiry3. Constitution of an inquiry4. The administration of an inquiry5. Evidence and procedure6. Public access to an inquiry7. Immunitites and defamation8. Representation and funding9. Inquiry reports and the duty to be fair10. Ending the inquiry11. Challenging an inquiry12. Judicial review