On the Horizon
A new video to overview the forthcoming Horizon Inquiry's engagement with lawyering.
The Horizon IT Inquiry restarts next week.
Phase 4 covers "Action against Sub-postmasters and others: policy making, audits and investigations, civil and criminal proceedings, knowledge of and responsibility for failures in investigation and disclosure."
Phase 5, "Redress: access to justice, Second Sight, Complaint Review and Mediation Scheme, conduct of the group litigation, responding to the scandal and compensation schemes."
And, Phase 6 - Governance: monitoring of Horizon, contractual arrangements, internal and external audit, technical competence, stakeholder engagement, oversight and whistleblowing.
You may appreciate from the bolding above that lawyers are going to feature heavily, and in Phases 4 and 5, very heavily.
I've had the privilege of giving quite a few talks on the Scandal, particularly to interested in-house lawyers, private practice curiously a little less interested, and out of those, I have developed a 20-minute video outlining how the lawyers are involved and are likely to face questions about their involvement in one of our worst miscarriages of justice. You can watch it here.