LAWFUEL – Survivors of the London bombings in July 2005 have started legal action against the Government over its refusal to set up a public inquiry into the attacks, in which four suicide terrorists murdered 52 people.
Lawyers for a group of survivors and relatives of the dead have applied for a judicial review of the Home Office decision, which the Government has indicated it has no intention of reversing.
The group had previously said they would prefer to avoid potentially costly litigation, but their attempts to resolve the issue informally failed.
Oury Clark Solicitors, which represents the group, said it had launched the action because the Government had not “adequately engaged” with them and their clients.
The Home Office, it added, failed to answer a letter sent to it, by the deadline it set of 24 August – instead saying it would respond on 7 September.