Public Hearings Timeline

Sir Wyn Williams is committed to progressing matters as swiftly as he can, however timings are dependent on evidence and developments that unfold as the Inquiry progresses.

All hearing dates are indicative and may be subject to change. Participants should therefore note that they may be called for evidence at any point and are expected to remain flexible in order to cooperate fully with the Inquiry.  

Specific dates and witness lists will be added to this timeline when they are available.

All hearings are streamed, on a three-minute delay, via the Inquiry's YouTube channel.

Phase 1 - Human Impact HearingsSee archive for London, Cardiff, Leeds, Glasgow and Belfast hearings held in February – May 2022.
Issues of Compensation HearingsSee archive for hearings held on 6 July and 13 July.
Opening statements from Core Participants' legal representativesSee archive for hearings held between 11 - 14 October 2022.
Phase 2 - Horizon IT System: procurement, design, pilot, roll out and modificationsSee archive for hearings held between 18 October - 2 December 2022.
One day hearing on matters relating to compensationSee archive for hearing held on 8 December 2022.
Phase 3 - Operation: training, assistance, resolution of disputes, knowledge and rectification of errors in the systemSee archive for hearings held between 10 January - 19 May 2023
One day hearing on matters relating to compensation

Aldwych House, London

27 April 2023

Timetable

Phase 4 - Action against Sub-postmasters and others: policy making, audits and investigations, civil and criminal proceedings, knowledge of and responsibility for failures in investigation and disclosure

Aldwych House, London

4 to 28 July 2023

Hearing schedule

Phase 4 schedule continues below.

Disclosure hearing - announced by Sir Wyn Williams on 14 July 2023

Aldwych House, London

5 September 2023

10:00

Timetable

Phase 4 Continued - Action against Sub-postmasters and others: policy making, audits and investigations, civil and criminal proceedings, knowledge of and responsibility for failures in investigation and disclosure

Aldwych House, London

19 September to 20 October 2023

7 November to 20 December 2023

Hearing schedule

Phase 4 schedule continues below

Disclosure hearing

Aldwych House, London

12 January 2024

Timetable

Phase 4 Continued - Action against Sub-postmasters and others: policy making, audits and investigations, civil and criminal proceedings, knowledge of and responsibility for failures in investigation and disclosure

Aldwych House, London

11 January - 2 February 2024

Hearing schedule

 

Phases 5 and 6 - Redress, access to justice, Second Sight, Complaint Review and Mediation Scheme, conduct of the group litigation, responding to the scandal, governance, monitoring of Horizon, contractual arrangements, internal and external audit, technical competence, stakeholder engagement, oversight and whistleblowing

Aldwych House, London

9 April - 31 July 2024

Timetable

Phase 7 - Current practice and procedure and recommendations for the future

Aldwych House, London

Indicative dates: September 2024