Covid-19 rules could jeopardise justice in public inquiries


New rules for operators appearing at public inquiries (PIs) in light of Covid-19 could jeopardise fair hearings and may result in a rise in the number of appeals, according to solicitors. The senior traffic commissioner (TC) has produced a guidance document explaining the rules around attendance and preparation for anyone appearing at a PI as lockdown restrictions are eased. Mark Davies, a director at transport lawyers Backhouse Jones, said it includes a request that evidence and paperwork is lodged with […]