Case study: helping families affected by terror attacks

On 22nd March 2017, six people died and at least 50 people were injured in a terrorist attack near the Houses of Parliament. Weeks later, on 3rd June, eight people were killed when terrorists on London Bridge and at Borough Market.

A number of solicitors and barristers volunteered to help represent families of the victims at the coroner’s inquests investigating the deaths of their loved ones.

The pro bono assistance supported these families at a distressing time, and ensured they received adequate representation at the inquests, in order to question the public authorities.

Following the inquests there was a series of recommendations made as part of the prevention of future deaths, a vital step towards improving public safety in critical incidents.