Jason has appeared in most of the significant public inquiries of recent times: he has now appeared in 16 public inquiries, mainly on behalf of central government or other public authorities, or as counsel to the inquiry. He is ranked as a leader in this field by both of the major directories, sources noting that “…Jason can do everything. He is a lateral thinker and tactician and will usually think of a solution however novel the situation” (Chambers UK). He wrote the leading practitioner’s text, Public Inquiries, for the Oxford University Press.
Notable inquiries include (over the past 10 years):
Grenfell Tower Inquiry – Leading Counsel for the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse – Leading Counsel for the Metropolitan Police, Devon & Cornwall Police, and Dorset Police
Undercover Policing Inquiry – Leading Counsel for a number of police forces, and for individual officers
Renewable Heat Incentive Inquiry – Leading Counsel for Ofgem
Anthony Grainger Inquiry – Leading Counsel to the Inquiry
Leveson Inquiry - Counsel for Metropolitan Police Director of Public Affairs.
Al-Sweady Inquiry - Second Counsel to the Inquiry
Baha Mousa Inquiry - Leading Counsel for 15 Soldiers
Rosemary Nelson Inquiry - Leading Counsel for the Northern Ireland Office
Billy Wright Inquiry - Leading Counsel for 92 serving and retired prison officers and governors