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Legal action threatened by consortium of Belfast barbers

Following the decision by the Northern Ireland Executive that all close-contact service businesses such as barbershops and salons were required to close until November 13th, a group of Belfast barbers have sought legal advice on available options.

Sean Lawlor (pictured) of Cambridge Barbershop, Andrew Kavanagh of Camlough Barbers, David Lutton of The Corner Barbershop, and Padraig McShane of Cut N Edge have teamed up and hired Phoenix Law to engage with the Executive, particularly around the decision making process that led to the return of such strong restrictions on their businesses.

The group of barbers have raised concerns about how Government ministers have interpreted scientific advice, with the result being an enforced lockdown of their businesses, despite no hard evidence to suggest that barbershops or salons are areas of high transmission of Covid-19.

We wish the barbers involved every success, and hope that, most importantly, their businesses can get back on an even-kilter sooner rather than later.

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