Prime Minister David Cameron last week indicated that Attorney General Dominic Grieve will study the new evidence before deciding whether or not to launch a new inquest, which could quash the original inquest's verdict of accidental death.
The Hillsborough Families Support Group has confirmed it is seeking criminal prosecutions for individuals involved, saying "those responsible can avoid accountability no longer." The group has drawn on the pro bono services of lawyers from Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, Tooks Chambers and City litigation firm Saunders Law, including Michael Mansfield QC and former Lord Chancellor Lord Falconer.
Mansfield told Legal Week: "I don't see why it should take the attorney general any longer than four to six weeks to make a decision -- it's not rocket science, as the panel has done all the work for him.
"The Director of Public Prosecutions will need to look at the conspiracy as there was an attempted cover-up and a smear campaign against the victims. Civil actions may also need to be revisited as they were based on false information."