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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Redress scheme begins for Northern Ireland abuse victims and survivors

Redress scheme begins for Northern Ireland abuse victims and survivors

The long awaited redress scheme for victims and survivors of historical institutional abuse in Northern Ireland has opened. Claire McKeegan of Phoenix Law, a long term advocate for the rights of those who suffered, says: "Anyone who was a resident in an institution in Northern Ireland between 1922 and 1995 and suffered, or witnessed abuse, can apply to the redress board." "Those who were sent to Australia under the child migrant programme may also be eligible. So too could the relatives of those who have already died." Phoenix Law will provide confidential and free help and guidance for anyone wishing to apply. Contact our team. ...
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‘Fearful’ nurses seek legal advice over coronavirus PPE

‘Fearful’ nurses seek legal advice over coronavirus PPE

Phoenix Law has been instructed by front line health professionals in two NI Health Trusts who are "fearful" for their safety in hospitals due to the lack of adequate personal protection equipment (PPE). Although pre-action correspondence has been issued to the Minister of Health, Claire McKeegan says: "Adversarial litigation on this issue should be avoided at all costs, and we must all work towards a common goal in fighting COVID-19." Full story here ...
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