Historic inquest conclusion that air pollution contributed to death

In a ruling today a coroner has made legal history by concluding that air pollution was a cause of the death of Ella Adoo-Kissi-Debrah. This is the first conclusion of its kind. The coroner also identified failures to bring air pollution below legal limits and failures to provide information about the risks of air pollution to Ella or her family.

Ella’s family are represented by Doughty Street’s Adam Straw. Adam is led by Richard Hermer QC and acts alongside Ravi Mehta. They are instructed by Jocelyn Cockburn at Hodge Jones & Allen solicitors.

Media includes: www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/dec/16/girls-death-contributed-to-by-air-pollution-coroner-rules-in-landmark-case and  www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-55330945

Source: https://www.doughtystreet.co.uk/

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