Hillsborough camapigners have welcomed the announcement of a pre-inquest hearing into the deaths of the 96 victims.
The Judicial Office said it would be held in London on April 25 - probably with a live video link to Liverpool.
96 Liverpool fans died in the 1989 tragedy at Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough stadium.
The original inquest verdicts were quashed last year after a report revealed a cover-up. Lord Justice Goldring has been appointed coroner for the new hearings.