In The Times: Lucy Letby - The Power of the Inquiry by Nicholas Griffin KC and Rebecca Harris

In this article for The TimesNicholas Griffin KC and Rebecca Harris of QEB Hollis Whiteman explore the additional powers of the statutory inquiry and whether they actually make a positive difference in the inquiry’s mission to investigate and provide answers to the multiple questions raised by Lucy Letby’s horrific crime.

Just 12 days after announcing an independent but non-statutory inquiry into the events at the Countess of Chester Hospital, Steve Barclay reported last week that it would in fact be given statutory status, resulting in additional legal powers. It is not uncommon for inquiries set up as non-statutory to be converted to statutory.

The shift in the Letby case represents a dramatic turnaround for an inquiry that has not yet been formally set up.

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