Podcast Location:
Download it here [file size: 27.4 MB]
Part of:
The Phone-Hacking Inquiry CPD Training Bundle
Human Rights, Civil Liberties & Public Law
CPD Points:
Up to 1 point. details »

Due to the difference in guidelines between the SRA and the Bar Standards Board, CPD points are awarded differently for Solicitors, Barristers and Legal Executives:

Regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority:
Listen and pass the quiz: Gain 1 CPD point (60 minutes)
Listen only, gain ½ a CPD point (30 minutes)

Regulated by the Bar Standards Board:
Listen and pass the quiz: Gain 1 accredited CPD point (60 minutes)

Regulated by ILEX:
Listen and pass the quiz: Gain 1 CPD point (60 minutes)
Listen only, gain ½ a CPD point (30 minutes)

  • FREE
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
Plays on Computer:
Yes Downloadable as MP3:    Yes
Course Aims:

This podcast is aimed at practitioners interested in how public inquiries will be conducted. It will discuss some of the practical considerations to be had when conducting an Inquiry from Investigation to Report stage.

After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the nature and format of public inquiries;
  • Know how inquiries go about obtaining documents and information;
  • Know what sort of initial requests would you anticipate might be sent by the Leveson inquiry to core participants and individual members of the media;
  • Know what action the inquiry might take following receipt of disclosure;
  • Understand how an inquiry set up under the Inquiries Act goes about taking statements;
  • Understand the powers of the inquiry chairman to require production of evidence where it is not forthcoming and what enforcement powers exist;
  • Have considered public interest immunity applications;
  • Be aware of the considerations and obligations an inquiry will have in terms of the hearing and report stage;
  • Understand when a witness might be able to claim anonymity;
  • Understand the disclosure obligations of a public inquiry.
Specialist Difficulty: 5 of 5
Legal Principles
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • Inquiry Act 2005;
  • Inquiry Rules 2006.

In this podcast Judi Kemish will draw on her experience as solicitor and junior counsel to the Azelle Rodney Inquiry to comment on general practice and procedure in relation to the conduct of public inquiries.

Start this CPDcast Activity

© CPDcast.com