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MICHAEL MCCARTAN

Year of Call: 2014

Main Areas of Practice

Administrative Law or Judicial Review
Coroners or Inquests
Criminal Law
Public Inquiries

Biography

After a successful career in the Criminal Justice sector called to the Bar in 2014.

Instructed on behalf of Plaintiffs in Historical Institutional Abuse related High Court personal injury actions.

Instructed by the Coroner for Northern Ireland and Next of Kin in inquests.

Instructed in Parole Commissioners for Northern Ireland, Criminal Injury Compensation Appeals Panel and Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal cases.

Pool of counsel instructed by the PPS in the Magistrates’ Court.

Government Legal Service ‘D’ Panel.

Qualifications

LL.B (First Class Honours), University of Ulster

Post Graduate Diploma in Professional Legal Studies, Institute of Professional Legal Studies, Queens University, Belfast

2014; Benchers Prize for Advocacy

Experience

Notable Cases

Fosberry (nee Reid), Ellen v The Poor Sisters of Nazareth [2018] NIQB 78

Court’s power to over-ride the fixed time limit for a personal injury cause of action accruing in the case of a minor plaintiff.

Baby L; in re an inquest [2017] NICoroner 11

The jurisdiction of the Coroner to hold an inquest into a stillbirth.