Solicitor pleads guilty to incitement to murder

When solicitor Manmohan Sandhu was arrested in 2006, on the basis of covert electronic surveillance carried out by the police of conversations between himself and clients in the Antrim police station, Mick suggested “Here’s one to keep an eye on..” The law lords ruling in March this year, after listening to arguments from a plethora of interested parties, clarified the legal position on such covert surveilance – permitted, but requiring prior authorisation. Sandhu, who had sought to have that evidence dismissed, eventually pleaded guilty this week to inciting loyalist paramilitaries to murder and four charges of attempting to pervert the course of justice.