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