5 Essex Court

Jason Beer QC

Call 1992
Silk 2011

Public Inquiries

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