Debra Powell QC and James Berry represented the National Police Chiefs’ Council at the first hearings in the Internet and Child Sexual Abuse strand of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.

The Inquiry, chaired by Professor Alexis Jay, is comprised of thirteen investigative strands. The Internet and Child Sexual Abuse strand is inquiring into institutional responses to child sexual abuse and exploitation facilitated by the internet and will hear further evidence in 2019.

Debra and James were instructed by Craig Sutherland, Head of East Midlands Police Legal Services, on behalf of the National Police Chiefs’ Council.

A number of members of Chambers are representing other core participants in the Inquiry.