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 appeared in recently include:

  • Billy Wright Inquiry (Maze Prison, Northern Ireland)
  • Edinburgh Trams Inquiry
  • Fingerprint Inquiry
  • FV Trident (rehearing of the formal investigation of the sunken fishing vessel Trident)
  • Penrose Inquiry (Hepatitis C/HIV acquired infection from NHS treatment in Scotland)
  • Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry
  • Vale of Level 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