Strasbourg Lawyer Returns to KRW LAW
We are pleased to announce the return of Michael Clements from The Registry of The ECtHR where he processed applications against the UK and Ireland. Having worked there for the last 2 years he brings invaluable insight to our niche public and administrative law and civil litigation Depts. As dual qualified Michael will specialise in human rights litigation together with Prison and Police Abuse cases in both North and Southern Ireland.
Commenting on his return to the firm Michael said,
“I am looking forward to putting all my experience gained in Strasbourg to good use back here in Belfast. I had worked previously with the Judge formerly elected in respect of Ukraine, working on inter-state matters before the Court. That type of experience I think places me well to cope with the challenges ahead in these difficult political times. There’s never been a greater time for a systemic human rights-based response through enhanced legal agitation. This is what I’ve signed up for in my decision to come back to KRW.”
Speaking on the announcement Senior Partner Kevin Winters said,
“This appointment is timely coming as it does on the cusp of The British Governments shut down on Troubles cases. With the pending Legacy Bill likely to become law later this year we anticipate many Article 2 themed ECHR applications against the UK. Michael is obviously very well positioned to head up our Conflict related challenges in The European Court.”