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4 May 2016

Hillsborough Inquest Concludes 96 fans were unlawfully killed

Jo Delahunty QC worked alongside Mike Manafield QC and Barristers from Garden Court Chambers and Doughty Street who together represented 77 families at the Hillsborough inquests . On 26.4.16 the jury found that the 96 victims of the disaster who died on 15.4.89 were unlawfully killed. 

In answering 14 questions set by the coroner, Sir John Goldring, the nine-person jury cleared Liverpool supporters of any blame for the disaster. They also concluded that there were errors and omissions in the emergency response and planning from South Yorkshire Police and South Yorkshire Metropolitan Ambulance Service.

Jo Delahunty QC was responsible for leading the team on behalf of 77 families that successfully exposed  the failures of the South Yorkshire Ambulance Service which the jury found led to or caused loss of life  

Jo Delahunty QC was instructed by Marcia Willis-Stewart of Birnberg Peirce. She was the only silk from the Family Division instructed in the Inquests .