If your organisation is facing an inquiry, BWB has the expertise to guide you successfully through the process.

You may need guidance on the scope of the inquiry, or whether to apply for core participant status. You may have received a request for the provision of evidence to the inquiry. You may have questions on disclosure, legal privilege, submissions and witness statements; preparing witnesses for giving evidence; or warning letters, and the content of the inquiry’s draft report. Our specialist team not only provides support on these issues, but delivers strategic advice beyond the legal necessities. We have over twenty years’ experience supporting clients through high-profile and often sensitive inquiries.

BWB has been advising a number of organisations in relation to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) (formerly known as the Goddard Inquiry). We have acted for a children’s charity which gave evidence in the child migration case study and we are working for an international organisation which has been granted core participant status. We publish a blog on relevant developments.

We specialise in safeguarding and are acting for a number of clients in relation to statutory inquiries opened by the Charity Commission in relation to allegations of sexual harassment and sexual abuse. We also advised the Lucy Faithfull Foundation on the Wass Inquiry into allegations concerning child safety issues in St Helena and Ascension Islands.

The inquiries team has advised an organisation in relation to the Grenfell Inquiry.

Further international inquiry work undertaken by the firm includes an inquiry into the prison and parole provision in the Maldives and reform of the Attorney General’s Chambers in Guyana.

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