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​​​​​​​Counsel to the Inquiry

The Inquiry appointed as co-counsel, three members of the English bar, who have considerable experience of areas of law relevant to its work:


Patrick Sadd of Outer Temple Chambers has acted for adult victims abused in Irish Industrial schools, as well as representing men and women and young adults abused in a wide spectrum of environments: care homes, schools, youth clubs, religious institutions, foster homes and sports clubs. He has been a commentator on the trauma of abuse in relation to the Savile abuse inquiry.


Harriet Jerram of Outer Temple Chambers has extensive experience of public inquiry work. In the Shipman Inquiry, she was part of the team representing the families of Harold Shipman's victims. She appeared in the Richard Neale Inquiry for all of the patients treated by him. She has represented clients at inquiries and inquests and has expertise in human rights issues.

Cathryn McGahey - Counsel

​Cathryn McGahey QC of Temple Garden Chambers undertakes a wide range of public law work, specialising in immigration, national security and prison law. She was junior counsel to the Bloody Sunday Inquiry and represented participants in the Al Sweady Inquiry.


Paul Livingston and Stephen Doherty of Outer Temple Chambers act as Junior Counsel to the Inquiry.​


Solicitors to the Inquiry


Eversheds LLP provide solicitor services to the Inquiry.  One of the world’s largest law firms, with extensive Inquiries experience, Eversheds does not have an office in Jersey. 

Angharad Shurmer of Eversheds is Solicitor to the Inquiry. Tina Wing assisted the Panel in Phase 3 work.



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IJCI Final Report to be published Monday 3 July, 2017

​The Panel of the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry on Friday (28 April) made the following announcement:

"The Inquiry Report will be published on Monday 3 July, subject to any other unforeseen circumstances.

"Arrangements for the launch of the report will be published in due course."

IJCI Panel reaffirms evidence received will not be destroyed.

​The Panel of the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry on Tuesday (26 April) issued the following statement:

"The Inquiry wishes to reaffirm that the evidence it has received will not be destroyed. Arrangements for securing and preserving Inquiry data are under active consideration."

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