The Chairman has made a decision regarding oral evidence from Shirley McKie.
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The Chairman has announced his decision in respect of senior counsel to the Inquiry
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The Chairman has announced his decision in respect of specialist assistance for the Inquiry.Â
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The following persons have been designated as core participants by the Chairman:
The Chairman's power under the Inquiries Act 2005 to make awards for public funding in respect of legal representation for core participants is subject to the Inquiries Rules 2007 and also the qualifications and conditions imposed by the Scottish Ministers under section 40 of the Act.
Core participants are not guaranteed a right to separate representation by a lawyer of their own choice. The Chairman has power to require those with a common interest to be represented by one lawyer or legal team. Before doing so three requirements will have to be met:
The Chairman has determined that David Asbury, Iain McKie & Shirley McKie should be publicly funded by the Inquiry and represented by a single recognised legal representative. He is Mr Gordon Dalyell of Digby Brown, Solicitors, Edinburgh.
The Chairman has also determined that Alan Dunbar, Terence Foley, Alister Geddes, David Halliday, Fiona McBride, Anthony McKenna, Robert Mackenzie, Hugh Macpherson & Charles Stewart should be publicly funded by the Inquiry and represented by a single recognised legal representative. He is Mr Stuart Holmes of Turcan Connell, Solicitors, Edinburgh.
The recognised legal representatives for the following, who are not publicly funded by the Inquiry, are:
Pat Wertheim initially did not appoint a lawyer and so did not have a recognised legal representative. However during the second phase of the hearings (on 24 September 2009) he requested legal representation. The Chairman agreed to his request and recognised Mr Smith Q.C. instructed by Mr Gordon Dalyell of Digby Brown, Solicitors, Edinburgh as his legal representative.