Communications / Announcements

Conclusion of Inquiry Hearings

Date: 1st September 2021

The Inquiry will be hearing closing oral submissions from core participants on Monday 6th September 2021 and Wednesday 8th September 2021. The running order can be found in the link below.

Thereafter, the Inquiry will move into its next phase – the writing of the Inquiry Report by the Chairman and his legal team. Updates will be provided on the website as the Report is close to finalisation and when details of its publication become known.

Week 8 Timetable

Date: 29th July 2021

The timetable for Week 8 of the Inquiry’s hearings can be found here. Please note that the Inquiry will then break for recess before reconvening in September for closing statements. Further details will be published closer to the time.

Week 7 Timetable

Date: 22nd July 2021

The timetable for Week 7 of the Inquiry’s hearings can be found here:

Early Start Time – 22nd July 2021

Date: 21st July 2021

Please note that hearings will commence tomorrow at an earlier start time of 9.45am.

Stopping of Livestreaming

Date: 19th July 2021

Due to the easing of Covid-19 restrictions, the Inquiry will be stopping the livestreaming to YouTube of its hearings after Thursday 22nd July. We have a large public gallery and members of the public are welcome to attend in person to watch the remainder of the hearings. Full details for those wishing to attend in person can be found below.

Week 6 – Timetable

Date: 15th July 2021

The timetable for Week 6 of the Inquiry’s hearings can be found here:

Week 5 – Timetable

Date: 8th July 2021

The timetable for Week 5 of the Inquiry’s hearings can be found here:

Week 4 – Timetable

Date: 2nd July 2021

The timetable for Week 4 of the Inquiry’s hearings can be found here:

Week 3 – Timetable

Date: 24th June 2021

The timetable for Week 3 of the Inquiry’s hearings can be found here:

Week 2 – Timetable

Date: 17th June 2021

The timetable for Week 2 of the Inquiry’s hearings can be found here:

Week 1 – Timetable

Date: 10th June 2021

The timetable for Week 1 of the Inquiry’s hearings can be found here:

Commencement of Oral Hearings

Date: 2nd June 2021

The Inquiry will be commencing its substantive oral hearings on Monday 14th June 2021. They are anticipated to run up until Friday 6th August 2021 at the latest.

They will be held at the International Dispute Resolution Centre [IDRC], Chronicle House, 2nd floor, 72-78 Fleet Street, London EC4A 1HY.

Except for hearings which have been designated as ‘closed’, members of the public are allowed to attend the hearings. Seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Sitting times will generally be between 10.00am and 4.00pm.

The Inquiry will generally not sit on Fridays. However, if required, due to delays to progress, Fridays may be utilised.

The timetable for hearings will be published on a rolling weekly basis – usually the Thursday beforehand.

There will be security checks and bag searches taking place prior to entering the hearing room.

Hearings will be livestreamed during the opening week. Thereafter, livestreaming will depend on the government’s easing of Covid restrictions. The YouTube link to our channel is: Jermaine Baker Public Inquiry – YouTube

Final Preliminary Hearing to be held

Date: 12th April 2021

The Inquiry will be holding its final preliminary hearing on Tuesday 4 May 2021, commencing at 12:00pm.

It will be held at the International Dispute Resolution Centre [IDRC], Chronicle House, 2nd floor, 72-78 Fleet Street, London EC4A 1HY.

The preliminary hearings will not be broadcast, but they are open to the public. Seats are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Social distancing measures will be in place.

Agenda:

  1. Update from CTI on disclosure and preparations for the hearing
  2. Update on expert evidence
  3. Submissions from Core Participants on live streaming the substantive hearing (if any)
  4. Press applications regarding attendance during screened witnesses’ evidence
  5. AOB

Further Preliminary Hearings to be held

Date: 12th March 2021

The Inquiry will be holding preliminary hearings on 15 and 16 March 2021 to consider a number of Restriction Order applications under section 19 of the Inquiries Act 2005.

The Chairman has made a Restriction Order dated 11 March 2021 in respect of the conduct of these hearings. This can be found under the ‘Directions, Rulings & Orders’ tab.

A transcript from the OPEN hearings will be available to view on the website shortly after.

Any queries should be directed to James Esses at james.esses@jermaine-baker.public-inquiry.uk

Preliminary Hearing Held

Date: 28th July 2020

A preliminary hearing to fix dates for the inquiry hearings was held at 10am on Tuesday 28 July 2020.

This hearing was livestreamed and you can watch it on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jys5Zzx3cw&feature=em-comments


Preliminary Hearings to be held

Date: 28th July 2020

Preliminary hearings, which will last for up to 5 days, have been fixed to commence on Monday 15 March 2021.

The purpose of these hearings includes consideration of anonymity and restriction orders. Further details will be published in due course.


Substantive Oral Hearings

Date: 28th July 2020

The substantive oral hearings of the Inquiry have been fixed to commence on Monday 14 June 2021 and will last for up to 8 weeks. Further details will be published in due course.