CTV families want funding for legal team

10:28 pm on 27 June 2013

The husband of a woman who died in the collapse of the CTV building in Christchurch says the Government should pay for a team of lawyers to help families of the victims hold someone accountable for the disaster.

Most of the families of the 115 people killed when the building collapsed in the February 2011 earthquake have written to Prime Minister John Key asking for assistance.

A representative of the families, Maan Alkaisi, said on Thursday that careless and inexperienced engineers were involved in the building's construction and they need to be held responsible.

Mr Alkaisi said John Key has promised to support the families. He said Housing Minister Nick Smith has told him that any legal action must come from police.