Public Inquiries | Irwin Mitchell

Expertise And Understanding From Irwin Mitchell

Public inquiries often take place in the aftermath of major health scandals, transport accidents and illness or injuries caused by environmental exposure. In public inquiry cases where the safety of the public has been compromised, the public need to be given full information on what has happened, how and why. 

Irwin Mitchell have a dedicated team of specialists who have unrivalled experience in handling public inquiry claims and will handle all cases with the sensitivity required in situations where the details are often delicate or difficult.

Handling Public Inquiries With Expertise And Sensitivity

You may have been hurt in a major disaster, or members of your family may have been injured or killed under circumstances that demand a public inquiry. You may have formed a support group to fight for truth, justice and the rights of victims. Whatever your circumstances with regard to public inquiries, Irwin Mitchell has in-depth knowledge and experience of these major investigations and public inquiries, and we may be able to help your campaign.

We work closely with support groups to press for changes and improvements, under circumstances where a public inquiry reveals that the law or current practices have let victims down. Public funding may be available to victims and their families following a public enquiry but this is not always the case. Irwin Mitchell will work on your behalf in order to secure adequate compensation for you following a public inquiry.

We appreciate that you may be shocked, angry and traumatised at a time when a public inquiry has been called or is required. You may be bereaved, and feel great uncertainty over your future. 

Usually situations demanding a public inquiry happen without any warning - and if you, or family members, were involved in such an event, you may feel that your life and those of your loved ones will never be the same again.

Irwin Mitchell have an experienced and understanding specialist team that can guide and support you through this difficult time, helping you to deal with changing circumstances as they arise.

Proven Expertise In Public Inquiries

Irwin Mitchell is also one of the largest and most experienced personal injury law firms in the country.

Our team includes many of the country’s finest personal injury lawyers. They operate in highly specialised teams, offering the highest level of legal expertise in cases that involve a public inquiry.

We have been asked to give legal advice in many high profile Public Inquiries - notably:

  • BSE
  • The Herald of Free Enterprise
  • The Marchioness
  • Cases involving child abuse
  • Mental health issues

Irwin Mitchell’s Commitment To Making A Difference

Irwin Mitchell’s first commitment is to you, and to achieving the best outcome for your claim.

We also have a long history of campaigning with leading organisations in numerous personal injury fields. Together with those organisations we seek improvements in health and safety rules to prevent accident and injury where possible, and improve the quality of life and levels of compensation for those who have suffered injury.

We have also pursued many leading legal cases in order to improve the prospects of success of claims for various forms of personal injury, and to obtain fairer compensation.

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We understand that contacting a lawyer might seem like a big step - especially if you have not done so before.

The sooner you contact us, the greater your chances of a successful claim.

Finding out whether you have a claim could not be easier. Simply complete our online claim form or call us with details of your accident - and we will give you free initial advice on the chances of making a successful claim. You can then decide whether you wish to proceed.

If you decide to proceed, we can arrange to see you wherever possible at a time and place convenient to you.

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The above information relates to the law in England and Wales.

* Subject to entering into a ‘No Win No Fee’ agreement in conjunction with our Allianz Litigate insurance policy and complying with your responsibilities under its terms.

All Scottish cases will be handled by the Scottish law firm with which we are associated, Irwin Mitchell Scotland LLP. The law relating to funding is different in Scotland and you will receive separate advice about what that means as well as a separate funding agreement.

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