Martin Howe and David Enright appeared on the opening day of the Genfell Tower Inquiry on behalf of the more than 60 victims and Survivors of the Grenfell Tower catastrophe.
Sam Stein QC addressed Rt Hon Moore Bick (chair of the Grenfell Inquity) on behalf of Howe & Co’s clients. Mr Stein informed the Inquiry that Howe & Co took an unashamedly pro victim, pro survivor, pro resident stance. Mr Stein QC set out the challenges faced by victim core participants and the steps the Inquiry must take to address those challenges and to allow survivors to participate.
The Chair, Sir Martin Moore Bick, described Howe & Co’s submissions as ‘powerful’
To watch the live feed of the hearing see here
It has been announced today that Sir Martin Moore-Bick, the recently retired Lord Justice of Appeal who was the Vice-President of the Court of Appeal until December 2016, has been appointed as the Chair of the Grenfell Inquiry. Sir Martin retired from the Court of Appeal in December 2016, is currently an Arbitrator working with 20 Essex Street.
Howe & Co is an experienced firm of solicitors in representing victims and survivors in Public Inquiries. We will be pressing the newly appointed Chair to ensure that victims and survivors are placed at the heart and centre of the Grenfell Inquiry.
Marin Howe (senior partner in Howe & Co) said:
The Government have set out a range of measures to support those effected by the Grenfell fire.
Those effected have been reminded that they can access legal advice and support under the free Legal Aid scheme in relation to any Inquest. There will also potentially be support provided in respect of the Public Inquiry that is expected into this tragedy.
Howe & Co are widely acknowledged as experts in the area of sensitive public Inquiries and Inquests. We stand ready to assist victims and survivors to achieve justice and accountability
Howe & Co are committed to providing pro bono (free) initial advice to any persons affected by the Grenfell tragedy