Lawyers Supporting More Than 20 People Whose Loved Ones Were Killed And More Than 60 People Who Were Injured
British victims of the Tunisia terror attack and their families are marking the sixth anniversary of the atrocity.
A total of 38 holidaymakers, including 30 Britons, were killed in the attack at the Imperial Marhaba Hotel in Sousse on 26 June, 2015.
Law firm Irwin Mitchell represents 85 families affected by the attack - the loved ones of 22 Britons who lost their lives and 63 Britons who were injured, many of whom suffered life changing injuries, including gunshot and shrapnel wounds.
Irwin Mitchell is continuing to support families to try and help them come to terms with the tragedy and rebuild their lives. The High Court in London is due to hear the trial of claims on behalf of 85 victims represented by Irwin Mitchell in February next year.
Expert Opinion“While another year since the terrible events of June 2015 has passed, the hurt and pain families continue to face is still as raw as ever.
“The traumatic events that the victims witnessed and experienced have left physical and emotional scars. We join the families in marking this latest anniversary of the atrocity while continuing to provide all of the necessary support to our clients ahead of next year’s planned legal trial.” Kylie Hutchison - Senior Associate Solicitor
The legal case against TUI includes allegations that the tour operator is responsible for significant safety breaches at the Riu Imperial Marhaba Hotel resulting in the deaths of 30 British holidaymakers and serious injuries to over 60 more.
TUI denies the claims brought against it in full.
During a High Court hearing earlier this year, a judge outlined his intention that the trial of liability issues against TUI will begin on the 21 February 2022. Orders were also made as to the scope of the trial.
The complex trial is expected to last for seven weeks and will involve evidence from more than 50 witnesses and experts. Some of the evidence is considered sensitive for security reasons and will be heard in private.
In 2017 an inquest into the deaths of the 30 Britons killed concluded they were unlawfully killed. In 2019 a number of conspirators were jailed in Tunisia for their role in the Sousse attack.
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