In response to today’s announcement by the UK government that the new legislation to overturn Post Office Horizon convictions, our Michael Madden sent correspondence to the NI Executive to seek clarification on any new proposals.

Michael Madden said:

“The UK government’s announcement that legislation to overturn convictions will only apply to England and Wales has created real concern for subpostmasters in NI.

“Today’s announcement means that there is uncertainty as to how and when legislation will be introduced in NI.

“Unfortunately, this uncertainty has added to the ongoing distress suffered by wrongly convicted subpostmasters in NI and means that they could be left in a worse position than those in England and Wales.

“I have written to the NI Executive to seek urgent clarification regarding their response to today’s announcement.”