Eversheds' inquiries and investigations team has won the coveted role of adviser to the inquiry into the death of Northern Irish solicitor Rosemary Nelson.
Led by Peter Jones, the team won a competitive tender to secure its role on the inquiry. The win comes on the back of work Eversheds did on the Bloody Sunday Inquiry and its ongoing investigative role for the General Medical Council on claims against doctors.
The Rosemary Nelson Inquiry was set up in November 2004. It will examine whether any "wrongful act or omission" by or within state agencies, including the Royal Ulster Constabulary, the Northern Ireland Office and the Army, facilitated Nelson's death or obstructed the investigation of it. Nelson, a human rights lawyer and campaigner, was murdered by a car bomb in 1999.
Eversheds is fielding a team of 16 lawyers to handle the work for the inquiry, which will include gathering evidence and providing resources for the in-house team. The investigation is chaired by retired judge Sir Michael Morland.