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Inquiry into inquiries – ideas to take forward

Today’s ‘Inquiry into Inquiries’ symposium has been a fascinating and valuable day. We have been very lucky to spend time with today’s delegates who have come with fresh and innovative ideas about the current state of Public Inquiries and how they might adapt to meet the needs of future stakeholders. Our symposium included representatives from […]

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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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