01482 778 463
Client Focussed
No Win No Fee
Specialist Legal Teams
Hudgell Solicitors™ | Latest News | One year on: A time to remember and respect the victims of Grenfell Tower

One year on: A time to remember and respect the victims of Grenfell Tower

grenfell remembrance

Today marks a year since the awful events at Grenfell Tower – a day when so many precious lives were lost and the lives of so many others were forever changed.

The anniversary of this devastating event comes just a couple of weeks into the public inquiry, and soon after families gave incredibly emotional and moving accounts of the 72 loved ones lost, detailing their lives, their personalities, their contributions to society.

Quite rightly, today is not about questions or investigations into how the fire started or what went wrong, it is about remembering those people and giving their relatives further time to grieve.

Having got to know the families closely over the past year, I know how difficult they have found the process. Such has been the scale of what happened, and the outfall from it, these people have rarely been given the time to grieve.

As stressed by our instructed barrister Leslie Thomas QC last week at the inquiry, many survivors continue to suffer the mental anguish and effects of post-traumatic stress disorder caused by the horrors of the night, and the aftermath of the fire.

For many of the clients whom I represent, the anniversary offers an opportunity for those affected to come together to share their grief and offer one another their support, and the strength of the Grenfell community has been something which has stood out over the past 12 months. People have found strength in one another.

Staging a 24-hour vigil, members of the grieving north Kensington have come together, and with all the names of all victims being read out at St Clements’ church, and survivors and bereaved joining together close to the tower’s base to observe a minute’s silence, the focus today has rightly been allowed to focus entirely on remembrance.

Our thoughts at Hudgell Solicitors are with not only those we represent, but everybody whose life was affected by the tragic events of June 14, 2017, and to all the bereaved family members, survivors and local residents – we stand side by side with you, we support you and we will work fearlessly for you until the truth, accountability and justice are served.

No Comments

Leave a Reply


The Author

author image

Cyrilia Davies Knight

Solicitor and Deputy Head of Civil Liberties, London


Request a callback

Request A Callback

I am an existing client.

Or call us FREE on:

01482 778 463

trust pilottrustpilot startrustpilot startrustpilot startrustpilot startrustpilot star

The data you submit will only be used by Hudgell Solicitors and only for the purpose of dealing with your enquiry.
See full privacy policy.

Looking to see if you're eligible?

Get in touch for free legal advice

0808 159 7699

Call today to speak to an expert

Start your claim

What Our Clients Think

Rated out of 10 based on reviews

Powered by Trustpilot

Our offices


55 Fleet Street



No 2 @ The Dock
46 Humber Street



10 Park Place



1 St Peter’s Square
Third Floor
M2 3AE



© 2019 Hudgell Solicitors®. All Rights Reserved.

Hudgell Solicitors is a trading name of Neil Hudgell Limited | Director Dr. Neil Hudgell MA LLB (Hons) LLD | Registered in England No. 7078429 | Authorised and Regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority | SRA No. 521372 | VAT Registration No. 254 7802 90