COURT papers demanding that UK prosecutors and judges should be appointed to handle prosecutions from the historical child abuse inquiry have been filed at the Royal Court of Justice in London.
The papers, in the name of Families for Justice Ltd, are sealed until the case gets to court, which will take several months if it happens at all.
Senator Stuart Syvret and UK MP John Hemming are directors of the company. Under High Court procedures, the company have seven days to serve the papers on the defendant, who is Secretary of State for Justice Jack Straw, MP.
He will then have 21 days to respond. After that, a judge will review the papers to see if there is a case to be answered. If he or she decides that there is, a date will be set for a substantive hearing in court before one or more judges. But that could be several months away.
• Picture: The Royal Court of Justice in London, where legal papers have been filed