Mother of Taylor Alice Williams, 17, who died in secure children’s home, is disabled

A disabled woman who cannot work has been told to pay thousands of pounds for lawyers to represent her at the inquest into her daughter’s death in a secure children’s home.

The Ministry of Justice’s requirement that the mother makes a significant contribution towards courtroom costs has been condemned by her lawyers and campaigners calling for fully-funded legal representation for bereaved relatives.

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