Nia Williams comments in the Independent on Public Advocate in wake of Grenfell Tragedy
Partner of Head of Civil Liberties at Saunders Law, Nia Williams, has commented on the proposals contained within the Queen's Speech in relation to the creation of a Public Advocate.
The announcement was made in the Queen's Speech on Wednesday, coming one week after the Grenfell Tower fire.
Nia raised concerns about the proposal, believing it raised more questions than it answered.
Having a public advocate must not risk a family's freedom to choose their own legal representation, which also needs to be publicly-funded, in both inquests and inquiries.
It is vital that public funding is available to all families, survivors and other groups - such as tenant groups in the Grenfell fire - to ensure that they are able to secure independent legal representation to properly participate in a public inquiry.
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Nia is currently instructed by family members of those who died in the Hillsborough tragedy in their claims against the police. She recently obtained damages for two women following unlawful strip searches in prison, and represented Anthony Crook in his successful claim against the Metropolitan Police in the High Court for breach of Article 8 of the Human Rights Act following publication of a "wanted" poster in the media.
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