Jason Beer KC

5 Essex Chambers

As leading counsel to the Post Office Horizon IT Inquiry, the scandal of which has been described as one of the most widespread miscarriages of justice in British legal history, Jason Beer KC’s job has been to hold those in power to account. In 2022, Beer and the inquiry heard the human impact hearings of the wronged sub-postmasters as well as details on the Horizon IT system. 2023 was an explosive year for the inquiry as Beer questioned the Post Office on its conduct. His work continues well into 2024, with the inquiry concluding on the Post Office’s current practices and procedures.

Beer, who heads up 5 Essex Chambers, also plays a pivotal role in the UK Covid-19 Inquiry as lead counsel for NHS England. Module three of the inquiry, which looks at the healthcare system, starts in October 2024. Beer will again represent the NHS in the upcoming Lucy Letby Inquiry after Letby was convicted of the murder of seven babies and the attempted murder of six others last year. He will also act as leading counsel for Counter Terrorism Policing South East in the Dawn Sturgess Inquiry regarding the Novichok poisoning in Salisbury, as well as leading counsel for Greater Manchester Police in the Malkinson Inquiry.