MacGuill & Company has acted for victims of child abuse for many years, where that abuse had been ignored or covered up by the State or by powerful private institutions.
Our extensive experience means that we understand the difficulties faced by survivors, and understand how to assist them through the challenges they encounter throughout their lives.
The firm acted in abuse cases even before the establishment of the Commission of Investigation into abuse. When that commission was established, James MacGuill was to the fore in bringing attention to the difficulties arising from the role of the Department of Education in supporting the commission, on the one hand, and being the defending party in litigation where liability was denied on the other.
The letter written to the commission by MacGuill and his colleagues was included in full in the report that led to the establishment of the Residential Institutions Redress Board. Because of this, thousands of innocent victims received compensation from the State.
Regrettably, the Redress Board was not as comprehensive as it should have been, and MacGuill & Company continues to act in the remaining cases of continuing injustice.
There are also new victims, and the firm is aware of concerns that the same powerful institutions have not fully accepted their responsibilities in these matters.