Decision 'soon' in case of Prof Kirkpatrick sacked by Presbyterian Church
A sacked academic has moved a step forward in his case against the Presbyterian Church in Ireland.
Professor Laurence Kirkpatrick attended a final preliminary hearing in the case at Killymeal House in Belfast yesterday.
Mr Kirkpatrick made an application to amend a claim before Judge Murray, who said she will provide a written decision within "the next few days".
Professor Kirkpatrick - who worked at the Presbyterian Church's Union Theological College - was dismissed for gross misconduct earlier this year.
He is taking a legal case over his sacking, claiming unfair dismissal, discrimination and harassment by his employers.