Lead case identified amid 20 challenges to Troubles law

Lead case identified amid 20 challenges to Troubles law

A legal challenge brought by Phoenix Law on behalf of three family members of Troubles victims has been identified as a lead case amid nearly two dozen challenges to the controversial Troubles Act.

In the High Court this morning, Mr Justice Adrian Colton identified the joint submission on behalf of Martin Dillon, John McEvoy and Lynda McManus as the lead case, to be heard over five days beginning Monday 20 November, the Belfast Telegraph reports.

The judge also granted leave for separate cases brought by KRW LAW LLP on behalf of Teresa Jordan and Gemma Gilvary, and by Ó Muirigh Solicitors on behalf of Patrick Fitzsimmons, on the basis that these raise distinct issues.

There were 20 applications before the High Court this morning in relation to the Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Act 2023, which aims to end criminal prosecutions and civil cases linked to the Troubles.

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