INQUEST shortlisted for Liberty Human Rights Award 2016
18 October 2016
INQUEST has been shortlisted for a Liberty Human Rights ‘Close to Home’ Award, alongside Connor Sparrowhawk’s family (#Justice for Laughing Boy) and Charlotte Haworth Hird from Bindmans Solicitors, in recognition of “their tireless efforts to improve the standard of care provided for people with mental health and learning disabilities”.
INQUEST began working with Connor’s family in the days following his death in July 2013, securing legal representation for the family with INQUEST Lawyers Group member Charlotte Haworth Hird from Bindmans Solicitors. We have worked to raise policy and parliamentary awareness of the issues arising from Connor’s preventable death and the conduct of Southern Health.
Announcement will be made in the evening of 26th Oct 2016.
‘I very much admire the Co-Directors of INQUEST who have committed their professional lives to speaking up for bereaved families and helping them seeking justice for their loved ones.They work every day with the victims of tragic circumstances and I think we can all learn from their strength, tenacity and professionalism.’
– Katy Swaine, former Legal Director for Children’s Rights Alliance for England