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Purpose v Intention – the inquiries dilemma

The fallout from the Leveson Inquiry’s recommendations has been writ large on the front pages of this week’s newspapers, sharply contrasting with previous inquiries where the rustle of tumbleweed pointed the path to the long grass. The emerging Royal Charter on press conduct and regulation has provoked strong feelings from various stakeholder groups; described by […]

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Inquiring into inquiries – what’s the point?

“If the success of Public Inquiries is judged in terms of changes in regulations and legislation, then we cannot often claim to achieve that” (Dame Janet Smith, Chair of the Shipman Inquiry). What’s the point? What do they achieve? Don’t they just kick problems into the long grass? They can be really expensive – is […]

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Staking our future on Inquiries

It seems that a fresh wave of inquiries will be hitting the headlines soon, in the wake of yet more scandals and controversies.   Issues ranging from expansion at Heathrow, the BBC’s handling of Newsnight’s Jimmy Savile investigation, and even the Libor rate are now the subject of inquiries. As with any inquiry, challenging conversations and […]

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