27th Feb 2024 | News

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Today (27 February 2024), the public hearings begin in Cardiff for Module 2B of the Covid-19 Inquiry. Tom Poole KC, Counsel to the Inquiry, starts the module with his opening statement.

The independent public Inquiry began on 28 June 2022 to examine the UK’s preparedness and response to the Covid-19 pandemic, and to learn lessons for the future. Its investigations are organised into Modules. Throughout each of these Modules, the Inquiry hears evidence from witnesses, experts and Core Participants through a series of corresponding hearings. Module 2B is ‘Core UK decision-making and political governance’. Further details can be found on the UK Covid-19 Inquiry website.

The Inquiry is covered extensively in the press:

Tom has extensive experience of public inquiry work having served for many years on the Attorney-General’s A Panel for civil counsel. Tom was involved in setting up the Iraq Fatality Investigations Team alongside Sir George Newman and acted as the Senior Assistant overseeing the team’s first two investigations.

Visit our public inquiries page for more.


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