Explaining why he has chosen to hold the Hillsborough inquests in the North West,Lord Justice Goldring said:
The hearing is bound, it seems to me, to take several months. If it is held in London, those who wish to follow it in person will be away from home and living in hotels for a very long time.
It is plainly not a practicable solution for someone to commute from Liverpool or the North West on a daily basis.
I can not see how anyone with work or caring responsibilities can spend long periods away from home in a hotel in London.
Lord Justice Goldring said for those who are older or unwell, travelling to London would not be comfortable or easy.
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