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Decision 'soon' in case of Prof Kirkpatrick sacked by Presbyterian Church

Case: Prof Laurence Kirkpatrick
Case: Prof Laurence Kirkpatrick
Claire McNeilly

By Claire McNeilly

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.

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