Expressions of interest to attend open to the public 

The Chair of the Inquiry, Lady Justice Thirlwall, has today announced a preliminary hearing in Chester on 16 May 2024 to give a procedural update on the work of the Inquiry since its launch on 22 November 2023. The Inquiry will also receive submissions on live links and live streaming.

Public Gallery attendance

For in-person attendance, individuals are invited to express their interest to attend via our website booking form below. The preliminary hearing will take place at Chester Racecourse, New Crane St, Chester CH1 4JD. The public will be able to follow the proceedings in the designated viewing gallery, where a simultaneous feed of the hearing room will be streamed.

First Preliminary Hearing, Thursday 16 May 2024 | The Thirlwall Inquiry

Seats in the viewing gallery are limited and will be allocated in sign up order. Please note registration closes 9 May 2024.


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