Aamer Anwar has been chosen as solicitor to represent members of the Scottish Bereaved Families for Justice Group.
This was an important first step to securing the Inquiries.
Aamer Anwar & Co. will represent the group throughout the inquiry process and will assist in trying to ensure that there is an implementation of any findings and recommendations once the Inquiries are concluded.
You can join the Inquiries if you satisfy at least one of three conditions:
You have lost a family member to Covid-19 in Scotland, and you live in Scotland
You have lost a family member to Covid-19 in Scotland, but you live outside of Scotland
You live in Scotland, but lost a family member to Covid-19 outside of Scotland*
*Please note, that in the case of the death of your relative outside of Scotland this cannot be included in the Scottish Public Inquiry, but we would refer you to a lawyer from our partners outside Scotland for the UK Covid 19 Public Inquiry.
HOW WILL AAMER ANWAR AND CO. REPRESENT ME AND MY FAMILY?
We listen and we care.
We are recognised for giving a voice to the voiceless, we will advocate ensuring you are at the heart of both public inquiries.
One of Scotland’s most recognisable solicitors and human rights campaigners, Inquiry Solicitor Aamer Anwar, has been working with the Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice group to fight for as many people as possible.
This means ensuring you have a voice in the UK and Scottish Covid Inquiries because we care, and we will stand up for your interests and those of your family.
Our team of legal advisors will make sure you are supported throughout what will no doubt be an emotionally challenging time for you and your family.
Aamer Anwar & Co. has a proven track record of standing up to the powerful on behalf of our clients. Our legal team has decades of experience giving a voice to the voiceless and managing complex public inquiries.
We want to make sure that those who made wrong decisions during the Covid19 pandemic are held to account. We know that you will want answers, transparency and detailed reasoning about the decisions made during the pandemic. At the heart of this process will be a desire for justice and lessons to be learned.
If you want your voice to be heard in the Covid19 Public Inquires, then click the green button and one of our legal representatives will contact you shortly.
Aamer Anwar & Co. has applied for Core Participant Status on behalf of the Scottish Bereaved Families for Justice Group. Once core participant status has been granted, we will be able to represent all individuals and the families that have signed up with us.
We will take steps to ensure that you have the support you need throughout the public inquiries.
We will liaise with you throughout the process to ensure that you have a voice. It is vital that bereaved family members get answers. This means that people, and not politicians, will be front and centre of any public inquiry.
We will also be working together to influence the scope of the inquiry, the people who hold positions on the inquiry panels, and what kind of questions will be asked from witnesses and submissions on the evidence to be heard.
Our website will be updated as the inquiries progress and we will keep you fully informed of each stage.
Justice, accountability, transparency, and a legacy.
We want to make sure that your voice is heard and that the decisions that affected you and your loved ones are robustly scrutinised, allowing for lessons to be learned so that, in future, no other family will have to suffer as yours has.
Firstly, the whole team at Aamer Anwar & Co. extends our sorrow for your loss and what you and your family have endured during the pandemic.
We think it is important that your loved ones and their interests are represented at both the UK and Scottish Covid inquiries, without your having to worry about financial burdens, and you should know our legal representation will come at no cost to you.
Step 1: Apply to join Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice Scotland by emailing them here.
Step 2: Once the Scottish group has confirmed to you that your application to join has been accepted by them, you can then apply for membership of the Facebook group here.
Please note that the Scotland Facebook group is a closed group i.e., is available to view by approved members only. The Scottish Administrators will then run through their much shorter approval process and will advise you once you have been accepted.
The primary function of the Scotland Branch is to prepare its members for participation in the Scottish Public Inquiry and UK Public Inquiry into the Government’s handling of the Coronavirus pandemic. They campaigned long and hard for such an Inquiry and engaged directly with the Scottish Government and UK Government to win it. They appointed Aamer Anwar as their chosen solicitor to represent them in helping secure the Inquiries and in helping them to define the scope of the Inquiries (a process which is still ongoing in relation to the Scottish Public Inquiry). Aamer will represent the group throughout both inquiry processes and will assist in trying to ensure that there is an implementation process of any findings and recommendations once the Inquiry is concluded.
The next step to getting your representation is to sign up. A member of our legal team will contact you shortly.
If you have any questions about the inquiries or the next steps, please email us directly at Covid19@aameranwar.com or contact a member of our Covid Inquiry team on 0141-429-7090.