Summary of ruling included

A ruling by the Chair of the Inquiry, Lady Justice Thirlwall, has been published today, following written and oral submissions made by legal representatives of Core Participants and the Media about livestreaming.

Read the full ruling here:

Read the summary of the ruling here:


Notes to editors:

  • The Thirlwall Inquiry has been set up to examine events at the Countess of Chester Hospital and their implications following the trial, and subsequent convictions, of former neonatal nurse Lucy Letby of murder and attempted murder of babies at the hospital. 
  • The Inquiry held a Preliminary hearing on 16 May to hear oral submissions from legal representatives of Core Participants and the Media.
  • Reporting restrictions apply. Please also see the Inquiry’s Restriction Order Protocol for more information.