Four upcoming preliminary hearings

As progress is made in individual investigations, IICSA has confirmed dates for four further preliminary hearings.

Details of the dates and investigations are as follows:

  • 9 May 2017 – Child Migration Programme case study (part of the Children Outside the UK Investigation);
  • 10 May 2017 – Cambridge House, Knowl View and Rochdale;
  • 11 May 2017 – Children in the care of Nottinghamshire Councils and
  • 6 June 2017 – Benedictine case study (part of the Roman Catholic Church Investigation).

The preliminary hearings will not be broadcast but they are open to the press and public. The hearings will be held at the International Dispute Resolution Centre on Fleet Street.

Further updates following these hearings will be provided.


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Written by Miriam Rahamim, solicitor at BLM

IICSA preliminary hearings this week

The IICSA will hold preliminary hearings in seven investigations this week.

Four are second hearings in respect of which it is anticipated further guidance on full hearings and timetables will be given; three are initial hearings to consider core participants, broadcasting etc. We will provide an update on the key themes and developments from the hearings over the next few days. The timetable for the hearings is as follows:

Tuesday 26 July, 10.30 am – Lord Janner

Wednesday 27 July, 10.30 am – The Anglican Church

Wednesday 27 July 11.45 am – Cambridge House, Knowl View and Rochdale

Wednesday 27 July 2.00 pm – Lambeth Council

Thursday 28 July, 10.30 am – The Roman Catholic Church

Thursday 28 July, 2.00 pm – Protection of Children Outside the UK

Friday 29 July, 10.30 am – Accountability and Reparations

All hearings will be held in Court 73 of the Royal Courts of Justice, Strand, London.


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Written by Paula Jefferson, Partner