Speakers: Jeremy Hyam QC and Rajkiran Barhey (1 Crown Office Row)
Chair: Daniel Machover (Partner, Hickman and Rose)
This seminar, will take place remotely on an appropriate platform. Those signing up will be provided with a link in advance of the seminar. Please note that the seminar is open to members only and you are asked to confirm that you are a member before joining the event.
Jeremy Hyam QC and Rajkiran Barhey debate the effectiveness of a public inquiry in response to COVID-19.
They will consider what an potential public inquiry could achieve, its advantages over other processes, possible approaches to scope, the timing of an inquiry and how a future inquiry could be designed.
Jeremy Hyam QC
Year of call: 1995
Year of silk: 2016
Jeremy Hyam QC has a wide practice in medical-related public law, professional discipline and public inquiries. He was instructed in respect of judicial review proceedings which led to the setting up of the Mid Staffordshire Public Inquiry, and was subsequently lead counsel for a key core participant throughout that Inquiry. He is currently acting on behalf of leading consultant Haematologist and medical director in the Infected Blood Inquiry.
He is Editor of the 1COR Quarterly Medical Law Review (QMLR).
He was named one of The Lawyer’s Hot 100 in 2019. Jeremy is ranked as a leading silk in Chambers and Partners and in the Legal 500.
“Careful, measured, cerebral and great on the papers. He’s quick to turn advice and submissions around. Having Jeremy on your side in a technical argument is a real asset.” (Chambers & Partners 2020)
“He is very approachable, accessible and really listens to his clients. He is very thorough and really understands the bigger picture and the broader nature of a case.” (Chambers & Partners 2020)
‘He has an enormous grasp of the law; his written pleadings and arguments are thorough. ’ (Legal 500 2019)
“Jeremy is a smooth operator in court.” “He is clever, sees all the angles and is reasonable. He will tell you if an argument won’t fly.” (Chambers & Partners 2018)
Year of call:2017
Rajkiran (Kiran) accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers’ work and is developing a broad practice, particularly in clinical negligence, personal injury, inquests, tax, environmental and planning law, immigration, public law and human rights. Kiran joined Chambers as a tenant in September 2018 following successful completion of a 12-month pupillage.
She has a wide range of advocacy experience, both led and unled, having appeared in the County Court, in the Coroners’ Courts, in the First-tier and Upper Tribunals, in a planning inquiry, and in the Employment Tribunal.
Kiran has been instructed on the Grenfell Tower Inquiry since 2018, working on the investigation into the performance of the lifts on the night of the fire. She is working with the appointed expert and counsel team.
Editor-in-Chief for the 1COR Quarterly Medical Law Review (QMLR)