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Guardian Newspaper Publishes Letter from HJA Civil Liberties Partner

Nancy Collins, solicitor representing Rosamund Adoo-Kissi-Debrah, with Ruth Waters-Falk and Siri Beck-Friis commented on The Guardian’s recent interview with Rosamund (‘A dirty fight: why has only one death been officially linked to air pollution in this country?, 16 September).

The interview with Rosamund led Nancy to speak out publicly about the current politicisation of London’s ultra-low emission zone, making a mockery of the ongoing scientific consensus that poor air quality is causing severe health conditions. Nancy is calling for cross party consensus on the implementation of measures to reduce air pollution along with adequate funding.

Nancy’s full letter was published in the Guardian newspaper on Saturday, 23 September.

Nancy Collins, Partner, Civil Liberties & Human Rights Solicitor at Hodge Jones & Allen represents Rosamund Adoo-Kissi-Debrah whose daughter Ella died in 2013, just three weeks after her ninth birthday. In December 2020, following a second inquest, the coroner concluded that “Ella died of asthma contributed to by exposure to excessive air pollution” The case made legal history.

Other members of the Civil Liberties Team have also played a crucial role in this case, with Jocelyn Cockburn and Guy Mitchell working on the inquest. Ruth Waters-Falk and Siri Beck-Friss assist Nancy.