Late barrister Stephen McCann praised by lawyers and politicians
The life of late barrister-at-law Stephen McCann has been honoured across the legal and political professions following his recent tragic death.
The 46-year old criminal law barrister was last night hailed as “a person of great integrity and ability” by Seamus Mallon, NI’s former deputy First Minister, and a “hugely popular lawyer” by David Barniville SC, chair of the Bar Council of Ireland.
Mr McCann is due to be buried today following a funeral Mass in Armagh, the Irish Independent reports.
Mr Barniville told the newspaper: “Stephen was a fantastic colleague - a hugely popular lawyer with a great sense of humour and sharp wit who excelled in criminal law.”
James MacGuill, former president of the Law Society of Ireland, added: “Stephen’s varied clientèle included many who were vulnerable and marginalised, and whose lives were the better for his efforts.”
Mr McCann is survived by his mother Deirdre, his brother Vincent, sisters Eleanor and Elizabeth, as well as other relations and friends.