A new law named after Claudia Lawrence is expected to help hundreds of families, allowing them to take control of their missing loved ones’ financial affairs.
Named after chef Claudia, who vanished without a trace after leaving her York home a decade ago, Claudia’s Law came into force today Wednesday.
Police believe the 35-year-old – who has not been seen since March 18 2009 – was murdered but her body has never been found.
Her father Peter Lawrence said “several hundred families” were “queuing up” to make use of the legislation known as the Guardianship (Missing Person’s) Act 2017.
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