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GAVYN CAIRNS

Year of Call: 2002

Main Areas of Practice

Administrative Law or Judicial Review
Criminal Law
Extradition

Biography

2002; Called to the Bar of Northern Ireland

2008; Called to Bar of Ireland

Qualifications

LL.B (Hons), Trinity College Dublin

MA University of Dublin, Trinity College

Certificate of Professional Legal Studies, Queen’s University, Belfast,

2008; Called to the Bar of Ireland

Experience

Murder / Manslaugther:

R v AK [2016] NICC - murder/infanticide

R v Bustard, Paul & others [2015] NICC 12 and subsequent successful resistance to a Director’s Reference brought before the Court of Appeal in 2016 - DPP v Bustard, April 2016

R v Healy, Per HHJ Grant [2013] - sentencing Remarks

R v Greatbanks, Paul [2013] NICA 70

R v Bamber [2013]

R v Harkness & another [2007] - abuse of process application (Diplock)

Stay application (Misconduct in public office):

R v Jamison, Emma Louise; in re ruling on abuse of process [2007] NICC 38

Attempted Murder (Diplock):

R v Black, Robert & others [2007] NICC 13

Stay application (child cruelty):

R v RM [2009] NICC 31

Publications

Trinity College Law Review [1999] 73