Public Inquiry will be held into Abuse at Muckamore

Public Inquiry will be held into Abuse at Muckamore

Robin Swann, Health Minister has confirmed this afternoon at the Assembly that a public inquiry will now be held into events occurring at Muckamore Abbey Hospital. Claire McKeegan who acts for many of the patients and their family has welcomed the development. She noted that careful consideration now needs to be given to the terms of reference and personnel appointed to conduct such an important inquiry. Full story here ...
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Petition calling for Public Inquiry into Muckamore  launched

Petition calling for Public Inquiry into Muckamore launched

Phoenix Law and clients are calling for a public inquiry into the systematic abuse that occurred at Muckamore Abbey Hospital. Claire McKeegan, Partner instructed by the families in a class action against the Trust said "patients and their families deserve answers and those responsible for such cruel and inhumane treatment must be held to account. Only a public inquiry will provide the level of scrutiny required to achieve transparency, justice and ensure such degrading and dangerous practice is never seen again." Please visit the Petition website and consider signing same. Click Here ...
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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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Spotlight – Inside the Pandemic

Spotlight – Inside the Pandemic

Spotlight NI aired on 12 May 2020 and followed frontline workers durng the Covid-19 crisis. Our Claire McKeegan appeared in the episode commenting how many healthcare professionals and front line workers are concerned about PPE standards & availability. She continued that those employees must be offered a safe workplace and should feel that they can report concerns without repercussion. Watch the episode ...
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First Institutional Abuse Payments awarded for clients

First Institutional Abuse Payments awarded for clients

The Historical Institutional Abuse redress board has sat remotely and the first set of payments to include the interim awards of £10,000.00 are now being made. Claire McKeegan told the Irish News, "we have seen a surge in survivors coming forward to make applications for long overdue redress. It is welcome news for survivors that the redress board has begun sitting and assessing applications for compensation." Phoenix Law offer expertise advice with Claire acting for the majority of survivors in Northern Ireland. For confidential, free advice and representation on making an application to the redress board contact us Full Irish News Story Here ...
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