Records of Cecil Angel and Company, solicitors of Coventry, relating to the public inquiry into disorder at Red Lion Square

Scope and Content

Minutes of proceedings, written submissions and photographs.

Administrative / Biographical History

On 15 June 1974 a demonstration in London against the National Front organised by the London and Home Counties Area Council of Liberation led to disorder in Red Lion Square, during which a Warwick University student, Kevin Gately, sustained injuries of which he later died. The coroner's inquest into Gately's death returned a verdict of death by misadventure. A public inquiry was conducted by Lord Justice Scarman between July and November 1974 to review the events that led to the disorder and to consider whether any lesson might be learned for the better maintenance of public order during demonstrations.

Cecil Angel and Company of Coventry acted as solicitors in the inquiry for the National Union of Students and the University of Warwick Students' Union.

Access Information

This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See

Acquisition Information

This collection was deposited in the Centre by Cecil Angel and Company in 1975 through Michael King of Warwick University's Law Department.

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Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.

Appraisal Information

This collection has not been weeded.


Further deposits are not expected.

Related Material

The Modern Records Centre also holds archives of the Warwick University Kevin Gately Action Committee and ephemera relating to the events in Red Lion Square (MSS.21/91-92, MSS.21/374-380).