The introduction of the 1998 Human Rights Act established a number of basic tenets for individuals to enjoy. These include the right to enjoy one's home and family life and the right to a fair trial. 

As solicitors, our role is to ensure that our clients' rights are upheld under this Convention and our track record in this field has been nothing short of excellent. 

Our work has brought us to the forefront in a number of high profile human rights cases. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality of advice and have made human rights advice an area of specialisation. 

The core principle that underpins our work in Judicial Review is the desire to ensure that the law is properly applied. We use the law to make sure that public authorities do not use their powers in an arbitrary fashion.

Our mission statement is to protect the rights of the individual whenever they have been impinged upon by the state and we seek to apply the law fully in pursuit of that objective. 

Legacy Issues

As a result of Northern Ireland’s recent troubled past, unresolved legacy issues continue to this day. Mc Atamney Solicitors have been consulted by individuals so affected seeking legal redress and has been to the forefront of many recent legacy cases, appearing on behalf of their clients at Public Inquiries, both in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, Judicial Review applications in the High Court and Court of Appeal as well as Legacy Inquests. The firm will provide effective and impartial advice to anyone who requires our assistance on these issues and is widely recognised as a leading firm in this field.