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Relatives of Troubles Victims launch Judicial Review Challenge to Government Legacy Proposals

PRESS RELEASE HARTE COYLE COLLINS SOLICITORS & ADVOCATES PATRICIA BURNS & DANIEL MCCREADY APPLY FOR JUDICIAL REVIEW OF SECRETARY OF STATE COMMAND PROPOSALS 9TH NOVEMBER 2021 Patricia Burns and Daniel McCready, relatives of two victims of the Troubles have applied to the High Court in Belfast for a judicial review of the proposals published by…

Lawyers Challenge Refusal of Access to Prison

Harte Coyle Collins, Solicitors & Solicitor Advocates, were today successful in a High Court action pursued to ensure access to all prisons in Northern Ireland for solicitors. The case concerned the refusal to allow a lawyer access to the Young Offenders Centre, Hydebank to consult with a client who wanted to make bail application. The lawyer requested that she would not have to pass by a drugs dog because she suffered from a severe phobia of dogs. The prison refused to acknowledge this phobia, but the High Court has accepted it as genuine. Instead she requested a visit with no physical contact with her client.