The Government in the Queen’s speech has said they will legislate for an independent public advocate and is suggesting this is a ‘Hillsborough Law’. The Hillsborough Law introduced by Andy Burnham MP (on behalf of the families) in the last Parliament tried to achieve 2 very different thigs: criminalising cover-ups by public officials and giving parity of funding to bereaved in Inquiries, Inquests etc. Having said this, is the idea of the Public Advocate a good thing? The an
Pete Weatherby QC, who was one of the lawyers responsible for drafting the Hillsborough Law, explains in an article published in the Independent, why The Hillsborough Law is more important than ever after Greenfell. Click here to read the full article.