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Grenfell Tower Fire Investigations ‘Must Provide Full And Thorough Answers’

Families Will Need Support Through The Public Inquiry, Inquests, Personal Injury Cases And Possible Criminal Trials

16.06.2017

Dave Grimshaw, Press Officer | 0114 274 4397
Specialist group actions lawyers at Irwin Mitchell say it is vital that there is a full and thorough investigation into the Grenfell Tower disaster to answer the many questions raised by victims and the families of those who have lost their lives in such tragic circumstances.  At the same time the investigation must tackle the concerns raised about the risk of a similar incident occurring in the future. 

The law firm has acted on behalf of victims in many major incidents in the past including the Marchioness boat disaster on the Thames, domestic and international terrorist attacks, gas explosions and train incidents such as the Selby disaster and Hatfield train crash. 

As the investigation process gets underway it is important that those families and individuals affected are properly represented at the forthcoming Public Inquiry, Inquests and any subsequent litigation. 

The Police have also launched a criminal investigation into the cause of the fire.

Expert Opinion
“The whole country has been deeply shocked by the events in Kensington on Wednesday and our thoughts are with all of those affected by the fire.

“The fundamental priority at the moment has to be the continuing searches and locating and identifying those who remain missing following the incident.

“There are also a huge number of questions raised as to how the fire was started, how it spread so quickly and how so many victims perished or were left with serious injuries.

“This devastating incident has had huge consequences for the entire community. All of those affected deserve to know just why the fire happened and spread in the manner it did. Those people affected will need expert help and support through this process.

“The upcoming Public Inquiry must work promptly and thoroughly to provide victims and their families with all of the information that they need and deserve. At the same time it is essential that lessons are learned and appropriate steps are taken to avoid a tragedy of this kind occurring in the future.”
Tim Annett, Partner