Hearings and Timetable

Opening - 6 October 2010

The Inquiry opened on Wednesday 6 October 2010 at 10:30am in Court Room 9, 4th Floor, Technology and Construction Court, St Dunstan’s House, 133-137 Fetter Lane, London, EC4A 1HD. The hearing was heard in open court. Read the transcript .

Directions Hearing - 4 November 2010

The hearing took place on Thursday 4 November 2010 at 10.30 a.m at the Royal Courts of Justice for oral submissions on the undertaking which the Chairman may seek from the Attorney General. Read the transcript for the Directions Hearing.

Directions Hearing - 9 January 2012

It is anticipated that the core participants will be served with the principal witness statements by the end of October 2011 and the bundle of relevant materials by the end of November 2011. There will be an oral hearing on 9 January 2012 to consider further directions and rulings. The hearings will be held at Royal Courts of Justice, Strand, London, England, WC2A 2LL in Court 76.

Directions and information:

Oral Hearings - 3 September 2012

The full oral hearings in the Azelle Rodney Inquiry will commence on 3 September 2012 and are expected to run for 8-10 weeks. The Chairman very much regrets the further delay caused by setting that date and would have preferred to begin taking evidence earlier in 2012. The hearings will be held at Principal Registry of the Family Division, First Avenue House, 42-49 High Holborn, London, WC1V 6NP in Court 80.

There are a number of reasons why an earlier date could not be set. These include the legal complexities surrounding the disclosure of documents and the avoidance of calling a large number of Police Officers to give evidence to the Inquiry Chairman in the period leading up to, and during, the Olympic Games.

The date of 3 September 2012 has been set in consultation with all the core participants, including Mrs Alexander.

Directions and information: