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Victims of last week’s terror attack on the London Underground are being offered free legal advice from a panel of law firms, the profession’s representative body said yesterday.
A bucket-bomb partially exploded on a train at Parsons Green station last week, injuring 30 people. Two men, aged 18 and 21, have been arrested in connection with the attack, which has been claimed by Islamic State.
“Anyone who finds they need legal advice as a result of a terror attack in England and Wales can get pro bono legal advice from solicitors on our panel,” said Joe Egan, the president of the Law Society, which represents some 130,000 solicitors.
He added that “some people will have complex legal needs arising from a terror attack, some of which may not be immediately apparent. We will be here whenever and for as long as we are needed.”
Victim Support, a charity for those affected by crime, will refer victims to the society, which will allocate a panel law firm. However, society officials would not disclose how many firms were involved in the scheme or whether they were based exclusively in the London.
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