Emma is listed as a guest speaker for one of our discussions but she does not work at Cumberland Lodge. We cannot share her contact details and it is not always possible for us to pass on contact enquiries to past speakers.

Dr Emma Ireton is a Senior Lecturer at Nottingham Law School, NTU.  Her research specialism is applied public inquiry law and procedure, focusing on the evolution of public inquiries; on promoting greater public and academic understanding of the public inquiry process; and on analysing and disseminating lessons learnt from past inquiries in order to inform future public inquiry practice. 

Prior to joining Nottingham Law School, Emma spent 12 years as a solicitor in practice, including as a core member of the evidence gathering team for the Bloody Sunday Inquiry.   Emma was a member of the recent JUSTICE working party on public inquiries and inquests, ‘When Things Go Wrong: the response of the justice system’, chaired by Sir Robert Owen, which made recommendations for the reform of institutional responses to deaths or other serious incidents where a ‘systemic pattern of failure’ is evident.

Emma is co-author of the book The Practical Guide to Public Inquiries, which draws together lessons learnt from past inquiries, to provide a resource for inquiry chairs, inquiry teams, legal representatives, participants, witnesses and others with an interest in public inquiries and to disseminate good practice.