With decades of expertise in government roles, the Public Inquiries and Public Law team at TLT are the stand out choice for public inquiries, public law, inquests and investigations.

We work with the public sector and private clients, advising on all aspects of public inquiries and public law.

We represent central government, non-departmental public bodies, local government, high-profile individuals, blue light services and the private sector.

With over 150 staff specialising in this area we are the largest public inquiry and public law firm in the UK. We are a full-service team offering support to chairs and inquiry teams on both statutory and non-statutory inquiries and reviews.

We are skilled in drafting and advising on terms of reference, navigating evidence requests and disclosure exercises, Maxwellisation and issues arising from the publication of a final report.

We also have expertise in advising core participants in responding to an inquiry. We offer witness support to significant individuals called to give evidence and can provide bespoke training on a wide-range of inquiry topics.

We are able to provide a full range of services to inquiry secretariats. This includes financial, strategic, project-management and administrative support. We have staff available to act as a secretary or deputy secretary to an inquiry team.

Our highly experienced team also provides pragmatic, focussed advice on all elements of public law. This includes advising on all aspects of judicial review and how to help our clients minimise the risk of legal challenge.

We are able to guide clients through:

  • complex issues including large-scale disclosure exercises, redaction, public interest immunity and restriction order processes
  • evidence gathering and witness support;
  • drafting of protocols, submissions, respondence, warning letters, reports;
  • project management, budgeting and costs advice
  • litigation and public law advice
  • all aspects of complex or sensitive inquests

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