Substance Misuse Court in Belfast

An innovative multi-agency “substance misuse” court in Belfast Magistrates Court aims to treat the symptoms of drug and alcohol abuse rather than just punishing the offender by imposing a prison sentence. The Substance Misuse Court, a pilot scheme in Northern Ireland, involves Addiction NI, the Probation Board of Northern Ireland and mental health agencies and…

HCC Prizes 2018 Awarded at Institute of Professional Legal Studies

Harte Coyle Collins congratulates 2 worthy winners of the firm’s PACE prize awarded at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies, Queen’s University Belfast last week. The winners, Sarah Mulholland (2017) and Grainne McAnaney (2018) received the awards from the firm for their excellence in relation to the law and procedures applicable to suspects in custody…

HCC Successful with Bail Application for man to enter Drug Rehabilitation Programme

HCC Lawyers have been successful with an Application  before the Crown Court to have a client admitted to bail to a Drug Rehabilitation Residential Programme. Chris McCann, Solicitor of Harte Coyle Collins, Solicitors representing the man stated: “Many individuals find themselves before the courts as a result of them having Addiction issues. Admission to custody, despite the best efforts…

Harte Coyle Collins Welcomes Aoife McKnight

Harte Coyle Collins, Solicitors & Advocates, is delighted to welcome Paralegal Aoife McKnight to the rapidly expanding firm. Aoife is from Belfast and is currently undertaking a placement year at Harte Coyle Collins, Solicitors & Advocates, from Liverpool John Moores University as part of her LLB law degree (Hons). Aoife has a particular interest in…