High Court gives guidance on conduct of non-statutory inquiries

In R (on the application of Clarke and Others) v Holliday [2019] EWHC 3596 (Admin), the High Court dismissed an application for permission to apply for judicial review of decisions taken by the Chairman of an independent, non-statutory inquiry (the “Inquiry”). In doing so the court proceeded on the basis that the Inquiry was amenable … Read more

The National Audit Office reports on government-funded inquiries

The National Audit Office (“NAO”) recently published the findings of its investigation into government funded inquiries (the “Report”) , prompted by the increasing prevalence of inquiries and the considerable public funds spent on them. The NAO explored the establishment and management of inquiries, their cost and duration, and how they are managed in practice. Key points Inquiries … Read more