Director at The Jackson Canter Group and solicitor to 20 of the families involved in the Hillsborough disaster, Elkan Abrahamson, appeared on Granada news last night to discuss the future of Hillsborough Law.
The new accountability bill aimed to make it a legal duty for public authorities and servants to be truthful and accountable for their actions. In the wake of the Unlawful killing verdict in 2016, the families wanted a law to come into place to ensure that nothing similar to what happened at the football stadium in Sheffield in 1989 ever happens again.
However, with the recent announcing of an impending election, the law is ‘unlikely’ to get past initial stages in parliament before the 8th June.
Elkan Abrahamson stated:
“"It was introduced under the 10 Minute Rule which is a procedure whereby bills are introduced but generally don't get beyond that stage.
"However, it's there now. It's in Hansard. It's printed as a bill. We hope that's there as a foundation if the political will emerges after the next election."
To watch the interview in full, please click here