Robert Francis

Robert Francis

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Advocacy on a postage stamp

Robert Francis QC considers what work there is for counsel at public inquiries

On coming to the Bar most of us did not foresee the need to exercise our newly found skills by pushing post-it notes to another barrister suggesting questions for him or her to ask. Yet that appears to be the fate of many instructed to appear for a core participant at a public inquiry. Another activity at some inquiries seems to be careful self positioning near Counsel to the Inquiry for the benefit of the TV cameras.

31 October 2013
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