By Nageena Khalique QC
Coroner for the Birmingham Inquests (1974) v. Hambleton & Ors.  EWCA Civ 2081 (judgment here).
On the evening of 21 November 1974 two successive explosions tore through two busy city centre pubs in the heart of Birmingham. The bombings, thought to be perpetrated by the IRA, resulted in the largest UK mainland peacetime loss of life to terrorism in its time: 21 innocent people were killed and 220 more were injured.