Hearings

All hearings will take place at the Family and Civil Justice Centre, 33 Bull Street, Birmingham B4 6DS.

Pre-inquest review hearings were held before HH Sir Peter Thornton QC on; 28 November 2016, 23 February 2017, 31 May 2017, 29 June 2017 and 27 July 2017. Transcripts of each of these pre-inquest review hearings can be found here. Following a judicial review and Court of Appeal decision a further pre-inquest review hearing was held on 31 October 2018 and another on the 18 December 2018.

The Birmingham Inquests will begin on Monday 25 February 2019. Once the Inquests’ oral hearings begin, the Coroner has ruled that he will sit with a jury. In due course, further details of when the Inquests will sit each week and the witnesses to be called will be made available on the website.