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Damages for psychiatric injury: APIL campaign for reform

Earlier this month APIL launched a campaign to reform the law for people suffering from psychiatric harm after witnessing the deaths or injuries of loved ones. APIL say the current law established following the Hillsborough stadium disaster is “archaic and inflexible”. They are looking to extend the presumption of close ties and to remove the requirement for a person to be physically nearby when the death or injury occurs.

An Early Day Motion was tabled on 24 March and at the time of writing 20 MPs have signed.

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