The Haemophilia Society has today announced its intention to appoint Malcomson Law, a leading specialist health law firm, as their legal advisors for the forthcoming Statutory Public Inquiry into the Contaminated Blood Scandal.
Leading the team from Malcomson Law will be Raymond Bradley, their Managing Partner, who has more than 20 years-experience in representing victims of health scandals at public inquiries and appeared at the Lindsay Tribunal (The Irish Inquiry into Contaminated Blood products) on behalf of the Irish Haemophilia Society. In a significant legal decision in 1999, his work was central to the Irish Government’s decision to reverse 150-year old legislation regarding compensation for haemophiliacs infected with HIV and Hepatitis C from contaminated blood products.
Chief Executive of The Haemophilia Society, Liz Carroll, said: “We are delighted to be working with Raymond and the Malcomson Law team.
“As well as his work in Ireland, Raymond has advised in similar inquiries into contaminated blood products in other countries. His experience in public inquiries into contaminated blood products is unrivalled and he has a proven record of uncovering the truth which is what we all so desperately want to know. I would also like to thank Malcomson Law for their advice to us to date which has been invaluable.”
As an Irish based law firm, Malcomson Law are setting up a branch in London in close proximity to the proposed Inquiry location.