Finucanes engage leading barristers in tribunal battle

The family of murdered Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane have engaged two leading British human rights lawyers in their battle for a full public inquiry into his killing.

The family of murdered Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane have engaged two leading British human rights lawyers in their battle for a full public inquiry into his killing.

Michael Mansfield and Richard Harvey are now seeking to meet British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Northern Secretary Shaun Woodward to press for a fully independent inquiry.

Mr Mansfield, who represented the Guildford Four and the Birmingham Six, says the extent of collusion in the Finucane murder was deeply shocking.

Mr Finucane was shot dead in front of his family exactly 19 years ago today.

The shooting was carried out by a UDA double agent who was also a paid police informer.

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