Public Inquiries, FAIs and Tribunals

Ampersand is one for the leading sets for all public inquiry matters, including Fatal accident inquiries and tribunals. Our members have appeared and advised across a number of the leading inquiries as counsel to the inquiry or representing interested parties. Inquiries cover a range of subject matters and some of the notable inquiries members have been instructed in recently include:

  • UK Covid-19 Inquiry (UK Wide Inquiry – Chaired by Baroness Hallett)
  • Scottish Covid-19 Inquiry (Chaired by Lord Brailsford)
  • Sheku Bayoh Inquiry (Examining the events surrounding the death of Sheku Bayoh and the subsequent investigation and whether race was a factor – Chaired by Lord Bracadale)
  • Infected Blood Inquiry (UK Wide Inquiry – Chaired by Sir Brian Flagstaff)
  • Scottish Hospitals Inquiry (Construction of Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Campus, Glasgow and Royal Hospital for Children and Young People, Edinburgh – Chaired by Lord Brodie)
  • Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry (Chaired by Lady Smith)
  • Edinburgh Trams Inquiry (Chaired by Lord Hardie)
  • Penrose Inquiry (Hepatitis C/HIV acquired infection from NHS treatment in Scotland)
  • Fingerprint Inquiry
  • FV Trident (rehearing of the formal investigation of the sunken fishing vessel Trident)
  • Vale of Leven Inquiry (C. difficile infection)
  • Various Fatal Accident Inquiries including: the Glasgow Bin Lorry Crash, the Jim Clark Rally, various Prison matters, GP and Hospital cases, Care home fire.

Members also regularly appear at tribunal hearings often as advisers or representing interested parties at the hearing. Our members have appeared in many of the UK tribunals including:

  • Criminal Injuries Compensation
  • Employment
  • General Medical Council
  • GTC Fitness to Teach
  • Housing Panels
  • Immigration & Asylum
  • Mental Health
  • NHS and Health Professions Council
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Scottish Social Services
  • Tax