On Sunday 2 February 2014, Irwin Mitchell Scotland supported a special charity football match featuring former Celtic and Rangers stars, to help raise funds for those injured and the families of those killed in the Clutha helicopter tragedy.
Former Old Firm derby rivals, including Andy Goram and Frank McAvennie, took part in the special match at Ashfield Stadium, with Celtic winning the match 5-4.
Tributes to the victims of the Clutha tragedy included more than 30 children from families affected by the disaster leading both sides out. The youngsters were also each given a medal and certificates to commemorate the event.
Lawyers at Irwin Mitchell Scotland are continuing to work to gain justice for those affected by the Clutha tragedy, including helping them get access to vital counselling and rehabilitation support.
Irwin Mitchell have written to Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin calling for a full public inquiry to be held into helicopter safety standards across the UK – a move which dominated national and regional headlines north of the border recently.
Elaine Russell, Partner at Irwin Mitchell Scotland whose specialist personal injury team is representing clients who were affected by the helicopter crash, added: “The entire community across the city was shocked and incredibly saddened by events at the end of November last year and this match reflects how the tragedy has brought the city together.
“We were delighted to sponsor the event and remain committed to helping the victims of the crash that we act for gain justice, as well as ensuring that important lessons can be learned which will improve helicopter safety across the UK.
“We are absolutely determined to ensure that those who lost relatives in this crash not only get the financial support they may need following the incident, but also the answers they are desperately seeking in relation to the crash.”