Hearing dates for Scotland and Northern Ireland case studies confirmed

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The Inquiry has today published its witness timetable for Northern Irish and Scottish criminal prosecution case studies in January.

In the final two weeks of Phase 4, Sir Wyn Williams will hear evidence from former investigators, lawyers and security team members involved in prosecuting sub-postmasters in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The sessions will consider the cases of Peter Holmes and William Quarm from Scotland and Alan McLaughlin and Maureen McKelvey from Northern Ireland.

This will build on Human Impact Hearings the Inquiry held in Glasgow and Belfast last year in which Sir Wyn heard evidence from many local sub-postmasters. Their evidence is available online here.

Sir Wyn secured agreement from the UK Government last year to investigate Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish devolved matters. This allows the Inquiry to investigate any divergences in the policies and practices adopted by Royal Mail Group and Post Office Limited within the four countries of the UK when taking action against sub-postmasters, managers and assistants.

View the witness timetable here: https://www.postofficehorizoninquiry.org.uk/phase-4-hearing-schedule


Apply for public gallery attendance 

Register interest for public gallery attendance at the hearings by 11:59pm on 7 January 2024, via this form.

The hearings will take place on the 5th floor, Aldwych House, 71-91 Aldwych, London WC2B 4HN.

The hearings will also be streamed, via the Inquiry’s YouTube channel, on a three-minute delay. 

The witness timetable will be updated as further witnesses are named.