Neutral Citation No:  NIQB 24
Judgment: approved by the Court for handing down
(subject to editorial corrections)*
Delivered: ex tempore & edited, 15/03/18
"In the matter of a decision of Court Eimer Coll …… [and continues] … to get MP recording and written transcripts of every Court meeting regarding Mrs Nora Sherrie welfare, care, property, positin finances and all material relating to my son Michael Sherrie and ability to care for me."
If and insofar as the Applicant is purporting to bring these proceedings as a surrogate for some other person, namely his mother, the challenge is fundamentally misconceived.
"Obstructing justice for not getting the MP3 recordings and written transcripts and she as been ask to come of recorded as Eimer Coll and the Court know there is no declaratory law in NI."
"I Michael Sherrie of 39 Lancaster Street, Belfast, aged 18 years and upwards make oath and say as follows …
Emergency please please see [?] pages."
A perusal of the remainder of this document confirms that it is not an affidavit. The section entitled "The party or parties whose decision you are judicially reviewing" is uncompleted.
"This letter has been passed to our office as Mrs Sherrie has been deemed to lack legal capacity and we act as her next friend and Guardian ad Litem. We do not require the requested transcripts and recordings and therefore do not intend to pursue this application on behalf of Mrs Sherrie. You, of course, as a party to proceedings, are entitled to make the application on your behalf should you require."
These proceedings were initiated some two weeks later, on 28 March 2017.
"… are information that the Applicant has repeatedly asked for, in his own capacity, throughout the currency of the case involving his mother. He specifically requested them of Keegan J and was refused, he requested them from the Court of Appeal and had his request granted in relation to one particular segment of evidence only."
The factual matrix is completed by a letter dated 15 June 2017 from the Registrar of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom to the Applicant:
"… the Supreme Court does not have jurisdiction to entertain your application to appeal the order made on 20 February 2017 refusing permission to appeal against Keegan J's order of 08 September 2016. This is because the Court of Appeal refused your application for permission to appeal."
Ms Coll's letter further observes:
"The Official Solicitor does not hold, control or have access to any of the items requested."