As indicated in the recent update, it has been necessary to reschedule the Inquiry’s hearings until later this year. This revised timetable, along with rescheduling of other longstanding commitments, has created difficulties in respect of the availability of the Inquiry’s Lead Counsel, Cathryn McGahey QC. The Chair and Ms McGahey have therefore agreed that she will not continue as Lead Counsel.
The Chair has appointed Brian Altman QC as the new Lead Counsel to the Inquiry. Mr Altman and the Inquiry Counsel team will be joined by Sarah Simcock as junior counsel. Ms McGahey will remain available to assist Mr. Altman in progressing elements of the Inquiry’s work.