What is a Public Inquiry?

The aim of a public inquiry is to investigate issues of serious public concern. They analyse and critically examine past decisions and events.

A public inquiry operates under the Inquiries Act 2005.

Prominent recent examples include the inquiries into the Iraq War, the murder of Stephen Lawrence and Bloody Sunday

Undercover Policing Inquiry.

Lawyers from PILC are currently instructed to act for core participants in the Undercover Policing Inquiry (UCPI). The terms of reference for the UCPI can be found here.