Despite lengthy and passionate discussion during the passage of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009, the provision of much-needed legal aid at inquests was still denied.

So I read with interest that the High Court has granted a judicial review of the government’s policy as, so far, arguments in favour of much-needed change have resulted in disappointment, while bereaved people continue to face an unlevel playing field in the coroners’ court. This cannot be permitted to continue.

John Spencer, president, Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, Nottingham