5 Essex Court

Alan Payne QC

Call 1996
Silk 2019

Public Inquiries

Alan is regularly instructed by private and public bodies in high profile Inquiries.

He is current instructed on the : -

  • Under Cover Policing Inquiry: - representing  a number of Under Cover Officers.
  • Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) – representing the United Synagogue in the Child Protection in Religious Organisations and Settings Investigation, and the Chief Constable of Durham in the Child Sexual Exploitation Networks Investigation (which is due to commence on 21 September 2020.

Previously, and gain in the context of IICSA, he acted for the Chief Constable of Durham in the Accountability & Reparations for victims and survivors of child sexual abuse, and the Chief Constable of Lancashire in the investigation into the child abuse perpetrated by Cyril Smith 

He also represented the MPS in the Azelle Rodney Inquiry.