11th July 2019 The Inquiry announces publication of its Report

to be posted after 12 noon 11th July 2019

17th June 2019 Publication announcement:

The Inquiry will publish its report and recommendations at 12 p.m on Thursday 11th July 2019. 

There will be a short hearing at 12 p.m on the 11th July 2019 at QE11 Law Courts, Derby Square, Liverpool L2 1XA where the Chairman will formally announce the publication of the report.

The full report will be published on the Inquiry website after publication.

1st April 2019 Letter to the Core Participants 29th March 2019  Update on the progress of the Inquiry 

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The witness schedule for the hearings that took place on 15th and 16th February 2018 can be found on the website Hearings page

Friday 17th November 2017 – “Inquiry Chairman makes a call for evidence in relation to recommendations”

Today the Chairman of the Inquiry set out the next steps in the Inquiry’s work, namely the collection of evidence relevant to his consideration of whether to make recommendations arising from his investigation of the death of Anthony Grainger, and if so in what terms. The attached Note sets out the the Chairman’s approach to the gathering of evidence in readiness for hearings on 15th and 16th February 2018. If any organisation with a proper interest in the issues set out in the Note wishes to submit evidence in them, they should do so by sending such evidence to the Solicitor to the Inquiry:

Lachlan Nisbet at

C/o Horton House Exchange Flags Liverpool L2 3YL

0151 600 3000

Note re Recommendations 17 Nov 2017

The oral hearings concluded 28th April 2017.

The closing remarks were heard on 17th May 2017 and 18th May 2017.

Please note the 7.2.17 Directions re conduct of hearings  applied to all those attending the hearings.

The witness lists for hearings commencing 7th February 2017 can be found on the hearings page.

The Inquiry sat in closed session the week of Tuesday  24th January 2017 & the week of Tuesday 31st January 2017. No public or press were allowed entrance to the courtroom.

17th/18th January 2017 – Please note the Opening statements of Counsel to the Inquiry (Days 1&2) and the Core Participants are uploaded on the Hearings page

Announcement 21st November 2016

The new solicitor to the Inquiry is formally announced as Lachlan Nisbet of Brabners Solicitors. All communications to the Solicitor to the Inquiry should now be addressed to Mr Nisbet at

Announcement 21st October 2016

“The secondment of Mrs Jane Worthington from the Government Legal Department as Solicitor to the Inquiry will shortly come to an end. The Inquiry has identified a replacement Solicitor, details of whose appointment will be announced in due course.

All communications to the Solicitor to the Inquiry should continue to be addressed to Mrs Worthington until the appointment of her successor is formally announced.”

Letter to Home Secretary dated 20th November 2015 regarding the Anthony Grainger Inquest Letter to Home Secretary 20th November 2015