Official review backs ‘Hillsborough law’ proposals

Review by former bishop of Liverpool makes 25 recommendations for future inquests where public authorities are represented

An official review of the Hillsborough families’ 27-year ordeal since the 1989 disaster has recommended that bereaved families must have funding for full legal representation at inquests where public authorities are represented.

The review, by the Right Rev James Jones, a former bishop of Liverpool, also calls for police officers and public bodies to have a “duty of candour”, requiring them to cooperate fully with investigations.

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