Open Letter from Legacy Practitioners & Organisations to the British Government – June 2021

New Northern Ireland legacy proposals Threaten the Rule of Law and Truth Recovery An open letter from legacy practitioners We, the undersigned legacy practitioners and organisations, call on the British Government to respect the rule of law and human rights obligations when dealing with the past in Northern Ireland. We are deeply concerned that the…

High Court Judge brands Ministry of Defence explanation for failure to track ex-servicemen “A load of nonsense”

Judge brands Ministry of Defence’s explanation for its failure to track down ex-servicemen ‘a load of nonsense’ Liam Holden is seeking damages from the MoD for alleged torture and misconduct in public office Alan Erwin May 26 2021 05:25 PM Ministry of Defence explanations for failing to track down two ex-servicemen in a civil action…

Attorney General Directs Fresh Inquest into New Lodge 6 Killings in 1973

PRESS RELEASE Attorney General for Northern Ireland Directs Fresh Inquest into the fatal shootings of the New Lodge 6 Harte Coyle Collins, Solicitors & Advocates 12th February 2021 Harte Coyle Collins, Solicitors & Advocates, Belfast welcome the decision by the Attorney General for Northern Ireland, Brenda King, issued today directing fresh inquests into the fatal…

Mother & Baby Homes & Magdalene Laundries Inquiry Announced By Stormont Executive

MOTHER & BABY HOMES & MAGDALENE LAUNDRIES INQUIRY ANNOUNCED BY STORMONT EXECUTIVE  HARTE COYLE COLLINS SOLICITORS & ADVOCATES 3RD FEBRUARY 2021 Following the publication of the report “Commission of Investigation on Mother and Baby Homes in Ireland the Northern Ireland”, the Stormont Executive officially confirmed in January 2021 that an inquiry will be held into…

Do Not Suffer Domestic Violence or Abuse in Silence – Know Your Rights – Applications for Non Molestation Orders to the Court

NON MOLESTATION ORDERS Eligibility There is a common misconception that domestic violence must take the form of physical violence but can take many other forms including but not limited to emotional, coercive and verbally abusive patterns of behaviour. If a relevant person has subjected you to any of these behaviours you may eligible to seek…

Second Plaintiff Alleging Waterboarding by British Army in 1972 Issues Proceedings in High Court in Belfast

PRESS RELEASE Second Plaintiff Alleging Waterboarding by British Army in Blackmountain Barracks, Belfast in 1972 Issues Proceedings in Belfast High Court Harte Coyle Collins, Solicitors & Advocates 26th January 2021 A second civil action in the High Court in Belfast involving allegations of torture, including waterboarding, by the British army at Blackmountain Barracks in 1972…