Inquiry to examine Marine Drive Post Office case study and Post Office investigation, prosecution and debt recovery policy and practice

Witness timetable and public gallery applications for September - October Phase 4 Hearings 

The Inquiry has today published a witness timetable for its Phase 4 Hearings taking place from 19 September 2023.  

Over two weeks, Sir Wyn Williams will hear evidence about the Post Office’s proceedings against former sub-postmaster, Mr Lee Castleton, of Marine Drive Post Office. The Inquiry will then continue hearing from former Post Office employees addressing the company’s investigation, prosecution and debt recovery policy and practice, after two weeks of July hearings were postponed due to Post Office disclosure failings.  

Duncan Atkinson KC, the prosecutions expert witness instructed by Sir Wyn, will address Volume 1 of his Expert Report, relating to the law and practice of the conduct of investigations and prosecutions between 2000 and 2013. 

The timetable for weeks 2 - 6 of Phase 4 is available via the below link:   

Following a non-sitting week in the week of 23 October 2023, Phase 4 Hearings will re-commence on Tuesday 31 October 2023 and are expected to run until Thursday 21 December 2023.  During this period the Inquiry will hear evidence relating to Criminal Prosecution Case Studies. 

Former Fujitsu engineer, Gareth Jenkins, is due to give evidence over four days towards the end of this period, addressing both Phase 3 and Phase 4 issues. Dates for these sessions will be published in due course. 

Apply for public gallery attendance  

Register interest for public gallery attendance at the hearings by close of business on 31 August 2023, via the below link.  

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.  


Notes to editors:   

  1. There will be a press gallery and a feed will be available for broadcasters. Please contact with any enquiries.