Nicholas Griffin QC will assist JUSTICE working group considering the conduct and procedure of inquests, inquiries and other proceedings that may arise in the wake of a disaster.
JUSTICE has recently set up a Working Group to consider the issue of “When things go wrong”. It will consider and make recommendations to reform institutional responses to deaths or other serious incidents where a “systemic pattern of failure” is evident.
JUSTICE notes that: “Inquests and inquiries serve as society’s formal responses to the most traumatic events it endures. They are prominent and ubiquitous, rarely far from the media and the public consciousness. The Grenfell Tower Inquiry, the Infected Blood Inquiry and the Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse (IICSA) provide compelling, ongoing examples.” But it also notes that the current system has been criticised as being too lengthy and insufficiently understanding of the needs and concerns of victims, survivors and their families. JUSTICE will conduct an in depth reconsideration of the appropriate approach following a disaster or other traumatic event.
More information can be found here. Nick is currently instructed in three major public inquiries: Grenfell Tower Inquiry, Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse and the Undercover Policing Inquiry.