7 Jun 2024

Registration for the Undercover Policing Inquiry’s Tranche 2 hearings starting on 1 July 2024 has opened.

The Undercover Policing Inquiry will hear evidence related to Tranche 2 in two phases. This is to maximise the time available for Core Participants in Tranche 2 (Phase 2) and their Recognised Legal Representatives to prepare for the hearings.

The Tranche 2 (Phase 1) evidence hearings will commence on Monday 1 July 2024 and run until Friday 2 August 2024. The provisional schedule for the Tranche 2 (Phase 1) evidence hearings has been published on the Inquiry’s website and registration for in-person attendance at the Inquiry’s Tranche 2 (Phase 1) hearings is now open until 5pm on Wednesday 26 June.

The opening statements (held between 1 – 3 July) will be live-streamed only. The evidence hearings will be held in person at the International Dispute Resolution Centre (IDRC) and live-streamed on YouTube subject to a ten-minute delay. Hearings will be held Monday to Thursday only, except for the week commencing Monday 29 July when hearings will be held on Monday, Thursday and Friday. Registration will be required for in-person attendance at the IDRC.

In these Tranche 2 evidence hearings, the Inquiry will hear from undercover officers, non-state witnesses and those in the Special Demonstration Squad (SDS) supervisory chain of command between approximately 1983 to 1992. Evidence will also be admitted relating to those Tranche 1 era officers who were transferred to Tranche 2.

During the Tranche 2 (Phase 1) evidence hearings in July the Inquiry will hear evidence on Undercover Officers and relevant civilians.

From 30 September 2024, the Inquiry’s Tranche 2 (Phase 2) evidence hearings will hear evidence on Undercover Officers who predominantly reported on animal rights activists, hunt saboteurs, and related groups, relevant civilians and Module 2A managers.

An operational notice will be published on the Inquiry’s website ahead of the Tranche 2 (Phase 1) evidence hearings.

  • To view the schedule for the Tranche 2 (Phase 1) evidence hearings please visit the Inquiry’s website: https://www.ucpi.org.uk/hearings/.
  • To register to attend in-person at the IDRC please visit the Inquiry’s website: https://www.ucpi.org.uk/hearings-registration. Registration closes at 5pm on Wednesday 26 June.
  • The hearings will take place at the International Dispute Resolution Centre (IDRC), located at 1 Paternoster Lane, St. Paul’s, London, EC4M 7BQ.
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Provisional schedule for the Tranche 2 (Phase 1) hearings

Opening statements schedule

Please note that the timings provided below are subject to change. You can find detailed schedules with the most up-to-date timings on the hearing day pages, which can be accessed by clicking on the hearing titles.

UCPI Opening Statements: Tranche 2 (Phase 1) | Day 1 (Mon 1 July)

  • 10:00 AM: David Barr KC (Counsel to the Inquiry)

UCPI Opening Statements: Tranche 2 (Phase 1) | Day 2 (Tue 2 July)

  • 10:00AM: Speakers TBC

UCPI Opening Statements: Tranche 2 (Phase 1) | Day 3 (Wed 3 July)

  • 10:00AM: Speakers TBC

Provisional Evidence hearings schedule

Please note that the timings provided below are provisional and subject to change. You can find detailed schedules with the most up-to-date timings on the hearing day pages, which can be accessed by clicking on the hearing titles.

UCPI Evidence Hearings: Tranche 2 (Phase 1) | Day 4 (Mon 8 July)

UCPI Evidence Hearings: Tranche 2 (Phase 1) | Day 5 (Tue 9 July)

UCPI Evidence Hearings: Tranche 2 (Phase 1) | Day 6 (Wed 10 July)

  • 10:00 AM:  Michael Chant (Category I)

UCPI Evidence Hearings: Tranche 2 (Phase 1) | Day 7 (Thu 11 July)

UCPI Evidence Hearings: Tranche 2 (Phase 1) | Day 8  (Mon 15 July)

UCPI Evidence Hearings: Tranche 2 (Phase 1) | Day 9 (Tue 16 July)

UCPI Evidence Hearings: Tranche 2 (Phase 1) | Day 10  (Wed 17 July)

UCPI Evidence Hearings: Tranche 2 (Phase 1) | Day 11 (Thu 18 July)

UCPI Evidence Hearings: Tranche 2 (Phase 1) | Day 12 (Mon 22 July)

UCPI Evidence Hearings: Tranche 2 (Phase 1) | Day 13 (Tue 23 July)

UCPI Evidence Hearings: Tranche 2 (Phase 1) | Day 14 (Wed 24 July)

UCPI Evidence Hearings: Tranche 2 (Phase 1) | Day 15 (Thu 25 July)

UCPI Evidence Hearings: Tranche 2 (Phase 1) | Day 16 (Mon 29 July)

UCPI Evidence Hearings: Tranche 2 (Phase 1) | Day 17 (Thu 1 August)

UCPI Evidence Hearings: Tranche 2 (Phase 1) | Day 18 (Fri 2 August)