Hillsborough tragedy 35th anniversary

15 April 2024

Hillsborough justice

Today marks 35 years since 97 people were unlawfully killed in the Hillsborough tragedy.

The Hillsborough inquests demonstrated the need for more transparency by state bodies and individuals during official investigations and inquiries.

Garden Court North is proud to have been able to play a part in securing justice for the bereaved Hillsborough families, however, the process took far too long. GCN’s Inquest and Inquiries team supports calls to introduce Hillsborough Law in its entirety enshrining in law a duty of candour which on public authorities and officials to tell the truth and proactively cooperate with official investigations and inquiries.

You can find out more about Hillsborough Law and how to support the campaign at: https://hillsboroughlawnow.org/

Pete Weatherby KC, Anna Morris KC, Kate Stone and Mira Hammad all represented bereaved families at the historic Hillsborough Inquests alongside our late Head of Chambers Mark George KC and retired member Andy Fitzpatrick.

Read more about Hillsborough Law and watch Anna and Pete give evidence in 2023 to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights about Hillsborough Law, the Duty of Candour and legal aid funding (equality of arms) for all families in inquests where the state is involved: Hillsborough Law evidence Joint Committee on Human Rights (gcnchambers.co.uk).

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