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Attorney General obtains leave to bring contempt proceedings against Peter Hain MP

Attorney General obtains leave to bring contempt proceedings against Peter Hain MP
Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Leave was granted to the Attorney General for Northern Ireland, John Larkin QC, on 20 March 2012 to begin contempt proceedings against Peter Hain MP and Biteback Publishing in respect of passages in the Hain memoir ‘Outside In’. The case will be reviewed by a Divisional Court on 24 April 2012.

Notes to editors

  1. All media queries should be directed to the Office of the Attorney General for Northern Ireland on 028 9072 5310.