Bilal is recognised by the directories as a leading junior for inquests and inquiries. He acts in inquests involving deaths in custody, breaches of health and safety and allegations of medical error. He has extensive experience of public inquiries having been junior counsel to the Bloody Sunday Inquiry and represented former soldiers at the Al Sweady Inquiry. More recently Bilal acted for a corporate core participant at the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse. He is currently junior counsel to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry. He has been a member of the Attorney General’s Panel of Special Advocates since 2009 and of the Attorney General’s A Panel since 2015.