5 Essex Court

Jason Beer QC

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Practice Areas

Inquests and Inquiries, Police, Public & Administrative, Professional Discipline and Corporate Manslaughter/Health and Safety investigations and prosecutions. Acted in the following public inquiries: Grenfell Tower, Anthony Grainger, Renewable Heat Incentive, IICSA, UCPI, Al-Sweady, Leveson, Baha Mousa, Billy Wright, Rosemary Nelson, Legionella in Barrow-in­Furness, Hutton, Mubarak, Shipman, Stephen Lawrence; the following inquests: Hillsborough, University of Manchester Radiation, 7/7 Bombings, Porton Down Nerve Gas, and New Cross Fire; the following JRs: Miranda (terrorist powers), GC & C (retention of biometric data), Children's Rights Alliance v Secretary of State for Justice (positive duties under ECHR); and the following police claims: Sir Cliff Richard v BBC and South Yorkshire Police, Phone Hacking, Hayes v Merseyside Police (necessity of arrest), Madeline McCann, Omagh Bombing, and Operation Ore.


Called to the Bar 1992; Silk 2011; Previously Junior Counsel to the Crown (Common Law - A Panel). Recorder on SE Circuit.

Professional Memberships



"Public Inquiries" (OUP, 2011).