The Grenfell Tower Tragedy
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The Grenfell Tower fire occurred in 2017
In 2017, a high-rise fire broke out in Grenfell Tower, a block of flats in North Kensington, London.
The Grenfell Tower fire is one of the worst disasters in London since the World War Two. Seventy-two individuals tragically lost their lives and thousands of others have been affected.
Bishop, Lloyd & Jackson Solicitors have the second largest cohort of clients out of the twenty firms representing the victims of the fire. Jhangir Mahmood has been the lead solicitor for the Grenfell Tower Inquiry team within the firm and supervises all aspects of the civil claims, housing issues and the police investigation.
Since the 2017 tragedy, Jhangir has headed a team of nine lawyers to work on one of the largest and most complex Public Inquiries to have ever been set up. The Grenfell Tower Inquiry was set up shortly after the fire and is still ongoing.
The Grenfell Inquiry
The Public Inquiry team has received disclosure of over one million pages of documents which comprise in excess of over 200,000 documents. It has heard evidence for nearly 4 years virtually continuously. It has also heard evidence from numerous expert witnesses. Jhangir has been across all the issues and led the team in all respects so as to develop a detailed knowledge off all matters to do with fire safety in high-rise blocks.
The High Court
Jhangir was deeply involved in the High Court litigation pursued by over 1000 victims of the Grenfell Tower fire and obtained a landmark judgement in the High Court of Justice.
Dealing with such a large, high profile and complex case has given him an immense amount of expertise in dealing with such litigation.
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