An independent inquiry into the sacking of the late Carl Sargeant should not be delayed any further, according to a solicitor representing Labour Assembly Member Jack Sargeant.
The solicitor, Neil Hudgell, has written to the QC appointed to investigate the sacking and handling of allegations made against Carl Sargeant before his death last year.
In it, he describe 'very real concerns' about delays and asks Paul Bowel for an explanation of those delays.
The QC's inquiry is expected to be the most significant of four separate investigations. It will look into the First Minister's handling of allegations of inappropriate behaviour made against Carl Sargeant as well as the reshuffle in which the Alyn and Deeside AM was sacked.
Earlier this week another inquiry by an Independent Adviser seconded from the Scottish Government cleared Carwyn Jones of misleading AMs in answers about alleged bullying within previous Welsh Governments.
An an initial leak inquiry conducted by the Permanent Secretary also said there had been no unauthorised leaking of the reshuffle which saw Mr Sargeant lose his cabinet job.
Mr Hudgell said that the family's concerns were heightened after a meeting of the Labour group of AMs this week.
During that meeting, he claims, the First Minister told AMs that there was no delay on the part of the Welsh Government and that the Coroner's inquest should resume.
However the solicitor said the Coroner's inquest should wait until Mr Bowen's investigation has concluded and accuses the First Minister of trying to dictate terms.
You can read an extract from the letter below.
A Welsh Government source said it would not be appropriate to comment on what is a private letter between the Sargeant family and Paul Bowen QC.
Responding, leader of the Welsh Conservatives Andrew RT Davies said "the Sargeant family's frustration and distress is understandable"