Mr Eoghan McKenna LLM (Managing Director)
Belfast City Centre Headquarters
9-15 Queen Street
Dear Mr McKenna,
RE: REQUEST FOR LEGAL ADVICE
On December 7th 2018 I received a "CC" copy of a letter dated November
27th 2018 which was written by Consultant Psychiatrist Dr Paul Bell to
Dr David Cheyne, who is my GP.
A scanned copy of Dr Bell's November 27th 2018 letter has been placed at
the following www location:
As can be viewed via the www link immediately above Dr Bell has
diagnosed me as suffering from "Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder"
and, through Dr Cheney, has suggested that I "engage with a voluntary
sector counselling organisation"
which, as I understand it, was to be of
Dr Cheney's choosing.
In so far as I am aware, Dr Cheyne does not seem to have chosen any
"voluntary counselling organisation"
I have sent a number of emails to Dr Cheyne in connection with the above
matter, the most recent of which was sent directly to his surgery on March
14th 2019. To date, I have not received any reply from him, or from any
of his support staff.
A copy of my March 14th 2019 email to Dr Cheyne, which I feel is
self-explanatory, can be viewed at:
The difficulty referred to above, which relates to "talking therapy"
type treatment for the Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder I'm
suffering from, is the most recent of a long string of similar
difficulties I've experienced during the past several years. Additional
information on this aspect of my present set of problems can be seen at the www location
immediately below, which relates to a "Letter Taken by Hand To
an Appointment with Consultant Clinical Psychologist Dr Elizabeth McMonagle
on May 17th 2016"
In a letter to Dr Bell dated November 3rd 2018, I attempted to
provide him with an overall outline of the general (and growing) set of
medical, legal, and other closely related problems I have been, and
continue to be, "stuck" with for the past several years. A scanned copy
of the November 3rd 2018 letter to Dr Bell can be viewed at:
The main reason I'm writing to you is because I included in my November
3rd 2018 letter to Dr Bell the piece of text just below, which I found
on your MSM LAW Web Site; and, I did so in the hope that Dr Bell might
somehow be able to use it on my behalf in a way which would help me.
"The Human Rights Act and
the European Convention on Human Rights, along with other instruments,
can be utilised to offer protection and facilitate enforcement of your
rights. All public bodies who carry out public functions such as the
Police and Hospitals must comply with the Human Rights Act."
The MSM LAW text just above appears in
above-mentioned November 3rd 2018 letter to Dr Bell.
Also, in Section 6 of my November 3rd 2018 letter to Dr Bell, I referred
to ARTICLE 47
of the CHARTER OF FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS OF THE
. I did so because, correctly or otherwise, I have
long believed that it should be possible -- with the help of a
professional lawyer who recognises and supports (in practical ways)
human rights law and constitutional law -- to be provided with an
within a reasonable period of
time for the overall set of closely related problems of
mine set out in my November 3rd 2018 letter to Dr Bell.
If I am in error regarding the "effective remedy"
belief of mine
referred to in the paragraph immediately above, it would be much
appreciated if you could advise me accordingly please. If you believe I
am in error, a brief explanation as to why, would also be greatly
Regarding your fees, should you, or one of your MSM LAW colleagues
perhaps, decide to help me, I understand that the fact I am receiving "Pension Credit"
payments might help to make me eligible for
the granting of "Legal aid"
, which is also very
clearly referred to in the text of Article 47 of CHARTER OF
FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION.
Finally, I feel I should also point out that for several years now I have
also been experiencing enormous difficulty with trying to find
professional legal representation of the kind which recognises and
supports (in practical ways) human rights law, and constitutional law.
Evidence of this can be seen in the
"His efforts to secure proper
legal representation has been thwarted at every turn"
statement contained in the letter dated December
written by Senior Social Worker Gerard Madden
former Northern Ireland Justice Minister David Hanson MP
, a scanned copy of which can be viewed at:
CHARTER OF FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION)