Updated Phase 4 July witness timetable published

Further to its announcement of 26 May, the Inquiry has today published an updated witness timetable for Phase 4 Hearings due to begin on 4 July 2023.  

Phase 4 will examine actions taken against sub-postmasters and others by the Post Office, including policy making, audits and investigations, civil and criminal proceedings, and knowledge of and responsibility for failures in investigation and disclosure.  

The timetable is available via the link below: 


The Inquiry’s prosecutions expert witness, Duncan Atkinson KC, will be called to address Volume 1 of his Expert Report, relating to the law and practice of the conduct of investigations and prosecutions between 2000 and 2013. Mr Atkinson was asked by Sir Wyn Williams to independently review and analyse evidence the Inquiry has received in relation to matters concerning the conduct of criminal prosecutions brought by Post Office Limited.    

The Inquiry will also hear Phase 3 evidence from Gareth Jenkins, a former Fujitsu engineer. Mr Jenkins’ oral evidence was originally listed for May, but was rescheduled following his commitment to address all of the some 200 questions the Inquiry put to him in a request for evidence. More detail was set out by Counsel to the Inquiry, Jason Beer KC, on 2 May 2023

Phase 4 Hearings will continue after the summer break, before which a further witness timetable will be published. 

Apply for public gallery attendance 

Individuals are invited to register their interest for places in the public gallery via the below link by 12 noon on 20 June 2023, with places confirmed shortly thereafter. 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 newsdesk@postofficehorizoninquiry.org.uk with any enquiries.