Christina Lambert QC is acting as Lead Counsel to the new Hillsborough Inquests, with a team of Junior Counsel including Matthew Hill and Paul Reynolds.
The original inquests into the tragedy in which 96 spectators died as a result of injuries sustained whilst attending an FA Cup semi final on 15th April 1989 returned verdicts of accidental death. Following the publication of the report of the Hillsborough Independent Panel last year, the Attorney General successfully applied to the High Court for these verdicts to be quashed and for fresh inquests to be ordered.
Lord Justice Goldring is coroner to the new inquests which are due to commence on the 31st March 2013 and will take place in Warrington. It is expected that the Inquests will run for 6 months.