We hope you can join us for our next meeting with four speakers who were closely involved in campaigning for and then representing the Hillsborough families at the recent inquests. Our speakers will be:
Elkan Abrahamson, Director/solicitor from Broudie Jackson & Canter will talk about his pro-bono work with Anne Williams and the Hillsborough Independent Report and the work and campaigning which led to the quashing of the original Inquest verdict of accidental death and the decision of the High Court to resume new inquests, beginning in 2014.
Pete Weatherby QC, of Garden Court North (GCN), led the legal team which represented 22 of the bereaved families alongside Elkan. A number of YLAL Liverpool members had the privilege of working with this team (including solicitors, trainees, paralegals and Liverpool Law Clinic and LJMU students). Pete has agreed to talk to us, along with Mark George QC, head of GCN chambers about the 2014-2016 inquests, the Unlawful Killing verdict and what it means and the possibility of future legal action and the form this may take.
Tony Breen, an University of Liverpool LLM student and Hillsborough case officer will be discussing his dissertation and the research he has done. He will look at the work done by the legal teams for the families, how it is inextricably linked to social science research and the areas of sociology, criminology and legal research and activism can work together to fight injustices of this kind. As a research student of both sociology and law he will discuss Hillsborough in the light of Thatcherism, political economy and football culture of the 1980s
Join us and share your experiences and ideas; discuss, debate and enjoy free wine and snacks.