Remembering the Manchester Air Disaster and the bravery of Jacque Urbanski

It is 30 years ago since I represented the parents of air hostess Jacque Urbanski who tragically perished helping others to safety at the back of the plane.

Jacque was posthumously awards the Queen’s Gallantry Medal for her devotion to duty and bravery. Instead of escaping from the blazing Boeing 737 at Manchester Airport she stayed on board and saved the lives of others.

There are many legal cases you never forget but some go further and define who you are today.

The Manchester air disaster touched so many, those who lost loved ones, those who survived and for the legal teams who fought for justice this case was a defining one.

Hilary Meredith