Garden Court counsel question Matt Hancock at UK Covid-19 Inquiry

Friday 1 December 2023

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Today, public hearings for Module 2 of the the UK Covid-19 Inquiry continued. Our Rajiv Menon KC, Leslie Thomas KC, Liz Davies KC & Bethan Harris appeared at the Inquiry to question Matt Hancock on behalf of core participants. Live coverage in BBC NewsGuardian, Independent and others. Further coverage in Eastern Eye

Our Bethan Harris submitted questions on behalf of Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice Cymru. Our Kirsten Heaven is on the legal team, instructed by Craig Court of Harding Evans. Coverage in BBC News here and here

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Our Rajiv Menon KC, Joint Head of Garden Court Chambers, submitted questions on behalf of children's rights organisations Just for Kids Law, Save the Children UK and Children's Rights Alliance for England. Our Jennifer Twite is also on the legal team, instructed by Aika Stephenson of Just for Kids Law. Coverage in BBC News.

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Our Leslie Thomas KC submitted questions on behalf of the Federation of Ethnic Minority Healthcare Organisations (FEMHO). Our Una Morris is also on the legal team, instructed by Cyrilia Knight of Saunders Law. Coverage in BBC News

Leslie's questioning received further coverage in The Independent:

Can we agree on this Mr Hancock, that on reflection, the UK’s government was not as well prepared and equipped to deal with the challenges of the pandemic that were experienced by Black, Asian and ethnic minority healthcare workers?"

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Our Joint Head of Chambers, Liz Davies KC, submitted questions on behalf of Southall Black Sisters and Solace Women's Aid. Our Marina SergidesUbah DirieAngharad Monk, and Fatima Jichi are on the legal team, instructed by Helen Mowatt of Public Interest Law Centre (PILC). Coverage in BBC News.

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