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Inquiry Progress Update

The Inquiry continues to work towards public hearings commencing in November 2021 and will provide more information on the schedule for those hearings in due course.  Core Participants The Chair has now designated a total of 18 individuals and organisations as Core Participants in the Inquiry. Most recently designating “DS” and “NAO”, who were individuals […]

Published on: 30 July 2021

Inquiry Counsel Team

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 […]

Published on: 29 April 2021

Update on Inquiry timetable

We can this week confirm a revised timetable for the Inquiry’s hearings, which have been rescheduled to commence in November 2021. The pandemic and, in particular, the most recent lockdown have had a significant effect on the Inquiry’s ability to obtain evidence.  Many of the Inquiry’s potential witnesses are vulnerable and are likely to need […]

Published on: 19 April 2021

Infographic on the Inquiry to Date 

The Brook House Inquiry has created an infographic which outlines some of the key facts and numbers around the Inquiry since its start in November 2019.   We hope this will help people to better understand the work and content of the Inquiry. The infographic presents information on Inquiry Core Participants, Witnesses, Documents, Social Media, as well as Key Facts and Key Dates. The data presented is as […]

Published on: 9 March 2021

Appointment of Experts to the Inquiry

At the preliminary hearing of 14 December, the Inquiry Chair, Kate Eves, announced that she had decided to appoint two experts to the Inquiry: Professor Mary Bosworth and Dr Jake Hard. Professor Bosworth will act as the cultural expert to the Inquiry and Dr Hard as the medical expert. Professor Mary Bosworth is the Director […]

Published on: 18 February 2021

Announcement: Undertaking from the Attorney General

On 11 January 2021, the Inquiry Chair, Kate Eves, received a letter from the Attorney General which confirms the Attorney’s decision in response to the Chair’s request for an undertaking on 23 November 2020. The Attorney General has decided to grant an undertaking, the full details of which can be found in her letter. Both […]

Published on: 14 January 2021

Chair’s determination on the Scope of the Inquiry

Following submissions from Core Participants and the preliminary hearing on 14 December 2020, the Inquiry Chair has made her determination on the Scope of the Inquiry. You can find a full copy of the determination here.

Published on: 8 January 2021

Covid-19 update

The Inquiry Chair has published an update on the ongoing pandemic on the website’s Covid-19 page. Further information will be added to this page in due course.

Published on: 4 November 2020

Date for next Preliminary Hearing Announced

The date of the next Preliminary Hearing will be on 14 December at 10am and will be live streamed on the Brook House YouTube channel.  Further information will be added to the Hearings page  in due course.

Published on: 21 October 2020

Chair’s and Counsel’s update to the preliminary hearing

Copies of the updates on the Brook House Inquiry from the Chair and Counsel to the Inquiry provided at the preliminary hearing on 25 September 2020 are now available on the hearings page of our website. The Chair is currently considering all submissions and determinations will be published in due course – anticipated to be […]

Published on: 28 September 2020