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Hearings

The Brook House Inquiry’s first phase of hearings will commence on the 23 November 2021 and will conclude on or before 10 December 2021. Hearings will generally run from 10am – 4pm Monday to Thursday and 09.30am – 1.30pm on Fridays. Details about the timetable for the week ahead will be published on our Hearings page.

Hearings will take place at the International Dispute Resolution Centre, 1 Paternoster Lane, London EC4M 7BQ, near St Paul’s Cathedral in London. You can find out more about our venue here.

Space at our venue is limited due to the need to maintain social distancing and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. As such, we advise you to book a seat specifying the date or session you wish to attend. This can be done up to 24 hours in advance of the date you wish to attend. If you turn up without a seat booking, you might be refused entry if we are full. We would also encourage you to read our Covid-19 information before attending. If you would prefer to follow the hearings virtually, all sessions are streamed live on our YouTube channel. 

Evidence from the Inquiry will be published here following each hearing. Please be advised that some people may find some of the material distressing. If you need support you can find out more here.

Up-coming hearings
Date Hearing Links
All hearings
Date Hearing Links
10/12/2021

Day 14 Hearing

9:30 am

This session will hear evidence from James Wilson, formerly of Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group (GDWG). The Inquiry will also hear evidence read on behalf of formerly detained persons.

This will be an in-person hearing and will also be streamed live on the Brook House Inquiry YouTube Channel.

09/12/2021

Day 13 Hearing – AM Session

10:00 am

This session will hear evidence from Anna Pincus, Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group (GDWG). The Inquiry will also hear evidence read on behalf of formerly detained persons.

This will be an in-person hearing and will also be streamed live on the Brook House Inquiry YouTube Channel.

09/12/2021

Day 13 Hearing – PM Session

2:00 pm

This session will continue to hear evidence from Anna Pincus, Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group (GDWG). The Inquiry will also hear evidence read on behalf of formerly detained persons.

This will be an in-person hearing and will also be streamed live on the Brook House Inquiry YouTube Channel.

08/12/2021

Day 12 Hearing – AM Session

9:30 am

This session will hear evidence from Sile Reynolds, of Freedom from Torture and academic, Dominic Aitken.

This will be an in-person hearing and will also be streamed live on the Brook House Inquiry YouTube Channel.

08/12/2021

Day 12 Hearing – PM Session

2:00 pm

This session will hear evidence from Anton Bole, formerly of Forward Trust and Jamie MacPherson, a Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group (GDWG) visitor.

This will be an in-person hearing and will also be streamed live on the Brook House Inquiry YouTube Channel.

07/12/2021

Day 11 Hearing – AM Session

9:30 am

This session will hear evidence from Owen Syred.

This will be an in-person hearing and will also be streamed live on the Brook House Inquiry YouTube Channel.

07/12/2021

Day 11 Hearing – PM Session

2:00 pm

This session will hear evidence from Reverend Nathan Ward.

This will be an in-person hearing and will also be streamed live on the Brook House Inquiry YouTube Channel.

06/12/2021

Day 10 Hearing – AM Session

10:00 am

This session heard evidence from and about formerly detained persons, including from D668.

During this session the Inquiry heard evidence under special measures, there was no public attendance in the hearing room, only the viewing gallery was available.  This was also streamed live on the Brook House Inquiry YouTube Channel.

06/12/2021

Day 10 Hearing – PM Session

2:00 pm

This session continued evidence from and about formerly detained persons, including from D668.

During this session the Inquiry heard evidence under special measures, there was no public attendance in the hearing room, only the viewing gallery was available.  This was also streamed live on the Brook House Inquiry YouTube Channel.

03/12/2021

Day 9 Hearing

9:30 am

This session heard evidence from and about formerly detained persons D1618 and D1851.

During this session the Inquiry heard evidence under special measures, there was no public attendance in the hearing room, only the viewing gallery was available.  This was streamed live on the Brook House Inquiry YouTube Channel.

02/12/2021

Day 8 Hearing – AM Session

10:00 am

In this session, the Inquiry continued hearing evidence from Callum Tulley.

This was an in-person hearing and was also streamed live on the Brook House Inquiry YouTube Channel.

Evidence from the Inquiry is published here following each hearing. Please be advised that some people may find some of the material distressing. If you need support you can find out more here.

02/12/2021

Day 8 Hearing – PM Session

2:00 pm

This session continued hearing evidence from Callum Tulley.

This was be an in-person hearing and was also streamed live on the Brook House Inquiry YouTube Channel.

01/12/2021

Day 7 Hearing

10:00 am

This session will continue hearing evidence from Callum Tulley.

This will be an in-person hearing and will also be streamed live on the Brook House Inquiry YouTube Channel.

Evidence from the Inquiry is published here following each hearing. Please be advised that some people may find some of the material distressing. If you need support you can find out more here.

30/11/2021

Day 6 Hearing – AM Session

10:00 am

This session continued to hear evidence from Callum Tulley.

This was an in-person hearing and was also be streamed live on the Brook House Inquiry YouTube Channel.

30/11/2021

Day 6 Hearing – PM Session

2:00 pm

This session continued to hear evidence from Callum Tulley.

This was an in-person hearing and was also streamed live on the Brook House Inquiry YouTube Channel.

29/11/2021

Day 5 Hearing – AM Session

10:00 am

In this session, the Inquiry will hear from Michelle Smith, Home Office.

This will be an in-person hearing and will also be streamed live on the Brook House Inquiry YouTube Channel.

This Session has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date

29/11/2021

Day 5 Hearing – PM Session

1:00 pm

In this session, the Inquiry heard from Callum Tulley.

This was an in-person hearing and was also streamed live on the Brook House Inquiry YouTube Channel.

26/11/2021

Day 4 Hearing

9:30 am

The Inquiry heard a continuation of Bhatt Murphy’s opening statement, from Laura Profumo. The Inquiry then heard further opening statements from core participants:

  • Brian Stanton gave an opening statement on behalf of Owen Syred, who worked at Brook House during the relevant period.
  • Jude Bunting on behalf of the BBC.
  • Jonathan Dixey for the Independent Monitoring Board.
  • Julian Blake on behalf of the Home Office.
  • Amy Mannion on behalf of the Chief Inspector of Prisons.
  • Andrew Sharland QC speaking on behalf of G4S Health Services and G4S Care and Justice Services.
  • Cecily White on behalf of Practice Plus Group the current operator of the primary care services for Brook House IRC.

This was an in-person hearing and was also streamed live on the Brook House Inquiry YouTube Channel.

25/11/2021

Day 3 Hearing

10:00 am

This day’s sessions heard Core Participant opening statements from legal firms representing formerly detained persons and non-governmental organisations. The running order was:

  • Stephanie Harrison QC, Una Morris and Alex Goodman for Duncan Lewis
  • Nick Armstrong for Deighton Pierce Glynn
  • Stephanie Harrison QC and Shu Shin Luh for Bhatt Murphy

This was an in-person hearing and was also streamed live on the Brook House Inquiry YouTube Channel.

24/11/2021

Day 2 Hearing – AM Session

10:00 am

This hearing was a continuation of Counsel to the Inquiry’s Opening Statement.

This was an in-person hearing and was also streamed live on the Brook House Inquiry YouTube Channel.

Evidence from the Inquiry is published here following each hearing. Please be advised that some people may find some of the material distressing. If you need support you can find out more here.

24/11/2021

Day 2 Hearing – PM Session

2:00 pm

This hearing included Core Participant’s Opening Statements.

This was an in-person hearing and was also streamed live on the Brook House Inquiry YouTube Channel.

Evidence from the Inquiry is published here following each hearing. Please be advised that some people may find some of the material distressing. If you need support you can find out more here.

23/11/2021

Day 1 Hearing

10:00 am

This hearing included Counsel to the Inquiry’s Opening Statement.

This was an in-person hearing and was also streamed live on the Brook House Inquiry YouTube Channel.

 

14/12/2020

Preliminary Hearing

10:00 am

This will be a virtual hearing and will be streamed live on the Brook House Inquiry YouTube  Channel.

25/09/2020

Preliminary Hearing

2:00 pm

This was a virtual hearing and was be streamed live on the Inquiry’s YouTube channel.  Please go to “Supporting Links” to view the footage.

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