Manchester Public Inquiry - First report published

London, 17 June 2021 – The Chairman of the Manchester Arena Inquiry has published Volume One of his report into the death of the 22 victims of the attack on 22 May 2017. This report, Volume One: Security for the Arena is the first of three and examines the security arrangements in place at the Manchester Arena. The report is available here.

The legal team at Hogan Lovells, who represent a number of the families, commented: “Today we welcome the publication of Volume One of the Chair’s report in the Manchester Arena Inquiry. There has been a rigorous and thorough investigation by the Chair, with examination of a substantial volume of complex evidence.  It is clear that he has taken the submissions of the families on board and has kept them at the heart of the process.

The failure to detect Salman Abedi in the City Room was a result of serious and unacceptable breaches which the Chair has rightly identified.  Put simply, a number of organisations failed to keep the public safe on the night of this terrible attack.  Our specialist Safety practice will continue to work with the Inquiry Legal Team to ensure that the monitored recommendations are implemented and, as in previous inquests into terrorist attacks where we have represented bereaved families, we hope these changes will reduce the likelihood of similar attacks in future.”

Hogan Lovells is representing:

  • The parents of Chloe Rutherford (17) and the mother of Liam Curry (19).
  • The mother of Courtney Boyle (19).
  • The daughters of Jane Tweddle (51).
  • The husband of Michelle Kiss (45).
  • The father and step-mother of Olivia Campbell-Hardy (15).

The Hogan Lovells core team working on this significant and important matter includes Scott Baxter, senior associate, Haylea Campbell, associate, Sarah McQuillan, associate, Helen Boniface, senior associate, and Victor Fornasier, partner.

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