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‘Outpouring of support’ for solicitor diagnosed with coronavirus overwhelming

KRW Law asked for people to send messages of support that would be passed to Niall Murphy’s family.

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Niall Murphy, one of Northern Ireland’s most well-known solicitors (Brian Lawless/PA)

Niall Murphy, one of Northern Ireland’s most well-known solicitors (Brian Lawless/PA)

Niall Murphy, one of Northern Ireland’s most well-known solicitors (Brian Lawless/PA)

An “outpouring of support” for a well-known solicitor battling coronavirus has been overwhelming, his law firm has said.

Niall Murphy, 43, has been involved in many high-profile criminal trials and civil court cases, often representing victims of the Troubles.

The married father-of-three from Belfast is in a critical condition in hospital with Covid-19.

On Saturday, his firm KRW Law asked for people to send it messages of support that would be passed to his family.

The loyalty shown to him in his hour of need has been humbling and inspiringKRW Law

Kevin Winters, on behalf of KRW Law, told the PA news agency the response had been “humbling and inspiring”.

“Niall’s condition has not altered significantly at present,” he said.

“His family and colleagues in KRW Law have been overwhelmed with the outpouring of support from the public, not just in Ireland but across the globe.

“The loyalty shown to him in his hour of need has been humbling and inspiring.

“The multitude of messages received from the legal profession, clients and so many other well-wishers will give much-needed comfort and support to his family at this very difficult time.”

PA