Peter Curistan Makes Criminal Complaint Against Peter Robinson re Misfeasance in Public Office 5th November 2015

Today, KRW Law client, Peter Curistan, lodged a formal complaint with the office of the Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland, George Hamilton.


The complaint alleges criminal misfeasance in public office by the First Minister, Peter Robinson MLA.


The allegations relate to the actions of Mr Robinson during a Parliamentary debate on the 8th of February 2006 at a time when he was Member of Parliament for Belfast (East).


During that debate Mr Robinson made allegations which were untrue and baseless against our client who was a leading light in the post conflict regeneration of Belfast.


As a result our client has received threats and devastation to his personal and business reputation both locally and internationally.


Mr Curistan has repeatedly called for Mr Robinson to bring forward evidence to the authorities and to have the courage to repeat his false allegations away from the protection of Parliamentary privilege.


Mr Robinson has never produced any evidence and has never repeated his allegations outside the curtilage of Westminster.


Enough time has passed and it is now our client’s firm view that the damage done by Mr Robinson’s, at best, blind indifference to the consequences of his actions cannot now be undone.


Mr Curistan recently sought our advice and in turn we engaged the services of a leading Queen’s Counsel with vast expertise in criminal law. That Q.C. is Mr Eugene Grant, a former Chair of the Bar Council of Northern Ireland.


With our client’s consent we have provided the Chief Constable with a copy of Mr Grant Q.C.’s legal opinion.


“Our client now insists the police diligently and expeditiously investigate his allegations and, most importantly, interview the First Minister.”


“It is our client’s fervent belief that sufficient evidence exists that Mr Robinson should be investigated, interviewed and prosecuted on the basis of his complaint.”


Joe McVeigh




Note: Please refer all enquiries to Joe McVeigh, Solicitor at KRW Law