Outstanding Legacy Inquests to be reviewed by presiding coroner this week

The following is the press release issued by Presiding Coroner Justice Humpreys today in advance of a review of inquests this coming Friday. This is going to be a hugely significant day for families involved, not least because of the implications of the Legacy Bill.

If families wish to have clarification, or support with Friday please do not hesitate to contact our office on 028 90627171 or email info@relativesforjustice.com

21 June 2023


Press Release

The Presiding Coroner, Mr Justice Humphreys, will conduct a review of the legacy related inquests identified below on 23 June 2023. The purpose of the reviews is to obtain oral updates from the representatives of the families in these cases where a Coroner has not yet been appointed. The Presiding Coroner has held similar reviews as part of the five-year Legacy Inquest plan.

The reviews will take place in Family Court 2 (RCJ) at the times allocated below.

All legal representatives, participants in proceedings and public should attend court in person unless the Presiding Coroner has decided they can attend remotely applying the interests of justice test in that individual case. Requests for remote attendance or access should be made in advance of the hearing on application by email to legacy@courtsni.gov.uk.




23 June 2023

1. Richard Jameson 9:30am
2. Elizabeth McDonald & John Gerald McGleenan 9:45am
3. Gerard Lawlor 10:00am
4. Kevin McAlorum 10:15am
5. Craig McCausland 10:30am
6. Robert Mahood and John Coulter 10:45am
7. Robert Moffett 11:00am
8. Daniel Rooney 11:15am
9. Patrick McVeigh 11:30am
10. Gerard Casey 11:45am
11. James Sloan, James McCann, Tony Campbell, Ambrose Hardy, Brendan Maguire and John Loughran (‘New Lodge Six’) 12:00pm


12. James Elliot 12:15pm
13. Thomas Burns 12:30pm




  1. Information about legacy inquests can be found on the JudiciaryNI website (https://judiciaryni.uk/legacy-inquests)
  2. At present, and subject to any further guidance issued by the Lady Chief Justice’s Office, the media can attend court remotely without having to make an application. However, any member of the media who wishes to attend court remotely should provide their name on the Sightlink dial in screen and abide by any direction of the court.
  3. The reviews will commence at the allocated times at which point the Sightlink will be locked. The media are asked to logon to Sightlink 8 (https://my.sightlink.net/meet/19977080/ ) five minutes ahead of the allocated