The Court accepted that Edward Barnard, and by implication all the families whose loved ones were killed by off duty RUC and UDR officers across the Southern border counties of Northern Ireland in the 1970s, had a procedural legitimate expectation that an analytical report on collusion would be carried out by an independent police team.
The Court also held that the PSNI were not sufficiently independent for the purpose of carrying out such a report.
Danny Friedman QC and Steven McQuitty BL from The Bar of Northern Ireland were involved in the case. They were instructed by Darragh Mackin of Phoenix Law.
Read the judgment summary here.