Urgent law review needed to reflect modern society, say lawyers

Hillsborough families are being cheated out of compensation because of draconian laws which require claimants to witness deaths, lawyers have argued.

In 1989, 96 football fans died at Hillsborough stadium during an FA Cup semi-final. To the dismay of hundreds of family members, the original inquest in 1991 ruled the deaths accidental.

Last month a new inquest jury held that the victims were unlawfully killed and exonerated the supporters from any blame for the disaster.

For th...

Jean-Yves Gilg
Solicitors Journal

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