Legal action commenced to force independent probe into killings

Legal action commenced to force independent probe into killings

Relatives of four men killed in a loyalist gun attack in Co Tyrone, believed to have involved collusion, have launched legal action to force an independent investigation. Republicans Malcolm Nugent (20), Dwayne O’Donnell (17) and John Quinn (23) were shot dead along with civilian Thomas Armstrong (52) at Boyle’s Bar in Cappagh on March 3, 1991. Three members of UDR were arrested and questioned about the attack, which was later claimed by the UVF. New information about the gun attack was revealed in a draft Historical Enquiries Team (HET) given to families by the PSNI earlier this year. Full story here. ...
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School Transfer Test proceeds to full hearing.

School Transfer Test proceeds to full hearing.

The High Court of Justice granted leave in the judicial review case challenging the delay of the transfer test in Northern Ireland this year. After the hearing our clients mother said, "By the Court granting leave acknowledges all the concerns parents have been raising for weeks now.  I have felt helpless and my daughter’s emotional wellbeing is suffering. I am encouraged and relieved by todays positive outcome as I know that this test will have significant consequence on my daughters future and life potential. Like every other parent, I simply want what is best for my daughter and this test occurring in November certainly is not that." Ciaran Moynagh commented, "It is certainly in the public interest to have the action or inaction of all transfer test organisers scrutinised. We must remember at the heart of this are many 10 – 11-year-old children that are extremely anxious about what is expected of them in these uncertain times. The Court has indicated that the...
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Black Lives Matter – Fines & Prosecutions.

Black Lives Matter – Fines & Prosecutions.

At recent rallies in Custom House Square, Belfast and Guildhall Hall Square, Derry in support and solidarity for Black Lives Matters the Police Service of Northern Ireland issued 60+ fines to those attending. They further have informed those considered organisers that files will be passed to the Public Prosecution service for consideration of prosecution. Phoenix Law have now been instructed by the majority of those individuals who received fines as well as the organisers to challenge the actions of the Police. Urgent pre action correspondence has issued. Ciaran Moynagh said "Northern Ireland should be hearing the voices and words of the brave people who spoke at the rally’s in Belfast and Derry. Instead we are hearing about people being fined for exercising their rights in what was a responsible manner." Darragh Mackin said "the PSNI erred in law by misconstruing the Regulations. Attending a protest is not, in and of itself, an offence and the socially distanced day of solidarity was not unlawful." Sinead...
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Charity Challenge a GO

Charity Challenge a GO

Phoenix Law have selected Davina's Ark as their annual chairty. Davina’s Ark is “an invaluable organisation” that supports people who are affected by addiction, assisting them in their journey from addiction to recovery and beyond. Starting on 1st June 2020, 3rd floor staff will compete with 4th floor staff to complete as many KMs as possible by walking, running, cycling and swimming whilst raising much needed funds. Winners will be announced at the end of the month with losers having to clean the other floor! Sinead Marmion and Harry Robinson commented, "one of the main things that Davina’s Ark has recognised is that there is often a period of extra vulnerability during rehabilitation and at risk of relapse, self-harm, or even suicide, and they work tirelessly to bridge the gap at this stage in someone’s recovery. “Further, they recognise that often the root cause of issues of addiction is trauma. In Phoenix Law, we work with victims of trauma on a daily basis through all aspects of...
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EasyJet Data Breach Compensation – Join the Class Action

EasyJet Data Breach Compensation – Join the Class Action

Darragh Mackin has initiated a group action at the High Court in Belfast for alleged violation of privacy rights following the sophisticated cyber attack against EasyJet. Many NI individuals received an email from EasyJet on Thursday 21st May 2020 informing them that their personal data had been compromised and a smaller group were further notified that their debit/credit card details had also been exposed. Darragh Mackin told the Belfast Telegraph, "it is a mammoth data breach, and a gross failure of responsibility that has undoubtedly had a serious impact on our clients who have suffered considerable distress as a result." If you received any email confirming that your personal information was exposed and you wish to join the class action you should contact us by email at EasyJetClaims@phoenix-law.org If you have been affected and use the log in credentials on other platforms that would be the same as your easyJet credentials, we strongly advise that you immediately change them to minimise further risk...
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Privacy & Data breach by Interim Advocate for Victims & Survivors of HIA

Privacy & Data breach by Interim Advocate for Victims & Survivors of HIA

Hundreds of survivors of institutional abuse, to include many of Phoenix Law clients, have had their names and emails disclosed in an email issued by the office of the interim advocate. We are instructed to seek assurances that precautions are now in place, such a significant failing will not occur again and the appropriate referral to the Information Commissioners Office has been made. If you have been affected by this incident, you should seek support from counselling services or GP and contact our office in confidence for advice. Full Story Here ...
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Phoenix Law participate in LGBT Awareness Week

Phoenix Law participate in LGBT Awareness Week

As part of the diverse program for LGBT Awareness Week 2020, our Ciaran Moynagh took part in a virtual session coined 'Legal Queeries' hosted by Aisling Tomey, Advocacy Officer at the Rainbow Project. The discussions covered many matters to include, family law, same sex marriage, immigration, blackmail/ revenge porn as well as wills and probate. The Rainbow Project offer support and advocacy all year round. Visit their website https://www.rainbow-project.org/ or contact them in confidence on (028) 90 31 90 30. If you require any advice on the issues highlighted contact our office for a free initial consultation 02890328383 ...
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