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UK Bar Guide
Individual Profile

Jason Beer QC

5 Essex Court - London

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  • 5 Essex Court
  • London, Greater London, UK
  • EC4Y 9AH

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Practice Areas

Inquests and Inquiries, Police, Public & Administrative, Professional Discipline and Corporate Manslaughter/Health and Safety investigations and prosecutions. Acted in the following public inquiries: The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, Undercover Policing Inquiry, Anthony Grainger Inquiry, Al-Sweady Inquiry, Leveson, Baha Mousa, Billy Wright, Rosemary Nelson, Legionella in Barrow-in-Furness, Hutton, Mubarek, Shipman, Stephen Lawrence, The Renewable Heat Inquiry and The Grenfell Tower Inquiry ; the following inquests: Hillsborough, University of Manchester Radiation Inquests, 7/7 Bombings, Porton Down Nerve Gas Inquest, and New Cross Fire; the following JRs: Miranda (terrorist powers), GC & C (retention of biometric data), Children's Rights Alliance v Secretary of State for Justice (positive duties under ECHR); and the following police claims: Phone Hacking, Hayes v Merseyside Police (necessity of arrest), Howarth v Gwent Police (misfeasance), Richardson v West Midlands Police (necessity of arrest), Madeline McCann, Omagh Bombing, and Operation Ore.

Professional Memberships



Called to the Bar 1992; Silk 2011; Previously Junior Counsel to the Crown (Common Law - A Panel). Developed Vetted. Recorder on SE Circuit.


"Public Inquiries" (OUP, 2011).