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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 Panel advise of delay to publication of report after receiving new information relating to Phase 3 of their work.

​The Panel of the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry on Thursday (9 March) released the following statement:

"The Panel has received new information as part of Phase 3 of its work, in respect of recommendations for the future of Jersey's childcare system.

"The Panel has advised the States of Jersey that there will be a delay to the publication of the report pending examination of the new information as to whether it affects the recommendations we intend to make.

"We do not anticipate extensive delays. We will announce the date of the report's publication in due course and advise on the arrangements that will be in place for its launch."

IJCI final report to be published in first quarter of 2017.

The Panel Independent Jersey Care Inquiry is progressing with the drafting of its report into the abuse of children in Jersey's care system over many years. It confirms that the report will be published during the first quarter of 2017 and not at the end of 2016 as previously published. Further information in respect of the publication will be provided in the New Year.


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