Following eight days of deliberation the jury in the Hillsborough trial have delivered a guilty verdict against Graham Mackrell, the Sheffield Wednesday FC secretary and safety officer at the time of the disaster.
The jury was unable to reach a verdict on Match Commander, David Duckenfield, who was charged with the gross negligence manslaughter of 95 Liverpool fans who lost their lives at the 1989 FA Cup semi-final.
The Crown Prosecution Service has confirmed that it will seek a retrial against Duckenfield for manslaughter. A further court hearing to decide on a re-trial is due to be held on 24 June 2019.
Seventeen barristers from Garden Court Chambers were involved in the inquests since they opened in 2014, representing 80 families of those who died as a result of the events at Hillsborough on 15 April 1989:
Judy Khan QC, Rajiv Menon QC, Peter Wilcock QC, Leslie Thomas QC, Brenda Campbell QC, Terry Munyard, Patrick Roche, Chris Williams, Martin Huseyin, Stephen Simblet, Allison Munroe, Sean Horstead, Emma Favata, Anna Morris, Kirsten Heaven, James Mehigan and Tom Stoate.
Inquests and Inquiries | Tuesday 26 April 2016
Hillsborough inquest concludes 96 fans were unlawfully killed
Garden Court Chambers represented 77 families at the inquests.
Civil Liberties and Human Rights, Inquests and Inquiries | Thursday 29 June 2017
Hillsborough disaster: criminal charges against six people
Seventeen barristers from Garden Court Chambers represented 80 families at the Hillsborough inquest.
Civil Liberties and Human Rights, Inquests and Inquiries | Wednesday 16 November 2016
Hillsborough Family Legal Teams including Garden Court are jointly awarded the ‘Outstanding Achievement’ Award at Modern Law Awards 2016
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.
Civil Liberties and Human Rights, Claims Against the Police and Public Authorities, Inquests and Inquiries | Wednesday 1 November 2017
Hillsborough Review backs ‘Hillsborough Law’
Seventeen barristers from Garden Court Chambers were involved in the Hillsborough inquests, representing 80 families of those who died.