COVID-19 Inquiry Legal Representation in Wales

About the Covid-19 Inquiry

Harding Evans have been appointed as the Recognised Legal Representative for the ‘Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice Group – Cymru’, who have been granted Core Participant status in the Covid-19 UK Public Inquiry. 

The Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice Group – Cymru have been granted core participant status in Module 1, Module 2 and Module 2b. In broad terms:

  • Module 1 will examine the UK’s resilience and preparedness for the coronavirus pandemic
  • Module 2 will look at, and make recommendations upon, the UK’s core political and administrative decision-making in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic between early January 2020 until February 2022
  • Module 2B will examine the decision-making of key groups and individuals within the government in Wales including the First Minister and other Welsh Ministers.

With a UK-wide Covid-19 Public Inquiry already underway, we have been working with the ‘Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice Group – Cymru’, to assist them in their efforts to ensure that they are able to take part in the Inquiry and that the voices of the bereaved in Wales are heard.

One of the key objectives is to seek greater transparency and accountability of the events that impacted, not only those who sadly died in Wales, but the families they have left behind.

We have instructed a team of Wales and London based barristers who are highly specialised in English and Welsh law and policy (and public inquiry work).

With the Inquiry now officially open and the Chair opening the initial modules over the coming months, we will be making the necessary applications to the Inquiry for Core Participant status which, if granted, will enable you to participate in the Inquiry. Therefore, should you wish to be represented at the Inquiry, please see how you can get involved below.

How can I become involved?

Anyone who has lost a loved one to Covid-19 in Wales is able to join the Group and benefit from legal representation by Harding Evans. Such legal representation will be at no cost to you.

Please click the button below to complete the sign up form and a member of our team will be in touch to assist you in opening your case.

Seeking further support:

We encourage all bereaved families to join the Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice Group – Cymru.

Click here to join the Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice – Cymru Facebook Group.

If you are not a user of Facebook, or would prefer not to join the Facebook Group, please let us know and we can find a suitable alternative way for you to join the Group and obtain representation.

By signing up, you will receive regular updates on the Covid Inquiry, practical support on making a complaint and the opportunity to share your story with the media, should you wish.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the Covid-19 Inquiry in Wales or the next steps then please do not hesitate to contact us. You can email us direct at walescovidinquiry@hevans.com

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