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Northern Ireland barrister Shona Killen dies on Spanish holiday

A Northern Ireland barrister has died whilst on holiday in Spain.

Shona Killen was on holiday with her partner. She was 27 years old.

She has been described as a highly-respected lawyer.

The Bar of Northern Ireland - which represents barristers - expressed its sympathy.

Liam McCollum QC, Chairman of the Bar Of Northern Ireland said: "It is with shock and great sadness that the Bar of Northern Ireland has learned of the sudden passing of our esteemed member, Shona Killen this weekend while on holiday in Spain.

"Called to the Bar in 2011, Shona was a well-known and highly respected young barrister, endeared to all who knew her and renowned for her fundraising efforts.

"On behalf of the Bar, I would like to express our deepest condolences to her friends and family, assuring them of our thoughts and prayers and the provision of any and all support we can offer during this most difficult time.”

Shona began works as a barrister after graduating from Queen's and specialised in criminal, family and personal injury cases.

On the Bar Library website she described her main objective as "client care".

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