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Legal Aid Denied For FAI

There have been substantial cuts to the funding of legal aid in recent years. Now in a high profile case, the family of a boy who died after a gravestone fell on him have been denied legal aid ahead of the fatal accident inquiry (FAI) into his death.

Ciaran Williamson, 8, died after a gravestone fell on him at Glasgow’s Craigton Cemetery, where he had been playing with friends.

But the refusal to grant the family legal aid has left their solicitors suprised.

Cameron Fyfe of Drummond Miller, who represents Ciaran’s father, Ryan and grandmother Margaret, said: “For a situation as important, emotional, and tragic as this, I am astonished that legal aid has been refused.”

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