The award for Outstanding Achievement was presented to the Hillsborough lawyers who represented multiple families as part of the Hillsborough Inquests. On April 26 this year, the Hillsborough inquests concluded that 96 people who died as a result of the events at Hillsborough on 15 April 1989 were unlawfully killed.
The seventeen-strong team of barristers from Garden Court Chambers have been recognised following their role representing 77 of the 96 families at the Hillsborough inquests. Members of the Garden Court Chambers Hillsborough team have been involved in advising the families since 2012.
The Modern Law Awards praised cooperation between the legal teams,
“The inquest was of great importance to the families involved, and was watched closely by the national at large. The intense collaboration and seamless working between different teams of solicitors and barristers on this case was exemplary, and has contributed to significant milestones in the field of law. For reversing one of Britain’s most notable miscarriages of justice, the Hillsborough Inquest teams are more than deserving of Modern Law’s prestigious Award for Outstanding Achievement.”
The Hillsborough Lawyers Outstanding Achievement Award winners:
- Bindmans LLP
- Birnberg Peirce
- Butcher & Barlow
- Broudie Jackson Canter
- Doughty Street Chambers
- EAD Solicitors
- Garden Court Chambers
- Garden Court North
- 1 Gray’s Inn Square
- Harrison Bundey
- Mansfield Chambers
- 4 Paper Buildings
The full list of winners is available on the Modern Law Awards website.