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The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland presented the report of the Rosemary Nelson Inquiry

'The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland presented the report of the Rosemary Nelson Inquiry to the House of Commons yesterday.

Mrs Nelson represented several high profile clients including prominent republican Colin Duffy and the Garvaghy Road Residents Association.

Loyalist paramilitary group, the Red Hand Defenders, claimed responsibility for killing her in a booby-trap bomb attack near her home.

The public inquiry was conducted in London and Belfast by a panel of three: retired judge Sir Michael Morland, former chairman of the Board of Customs and Excise, Dame Valerie Strachan, and Sir Anthony Burden, former Chief Constable of South Wales police. They were asked to determine 'whether any wrongful act or omission by or within the Royal Ulster Constabulary, Northern Ireland Office or Army or any other state agency facilitated her death or obstructed the investigation of it'. They were also asked to consider whether whether any such act or omission was intentional or negligent, whether the investigation was carried out with due diligence and to make recommendations.

Mark Savill was instructed by the Treasury Solicitor as Junior counsel to the Inquiry and worked exclusively in that role between 2005 and 2009.

The full report can be seen here

See also http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-13500047.'

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