Implications of Brexit in Northern Ireland High Court Proceedings

Paul FarrellBelfast solicitors McIvor Farrell welcome the attitude of HMG that current Judicial Review proceedings taken on behalf of Raymond McCord in relation to the implications of Brexit in Northern Ireland be expedited as soon as possible. Before Mr Justice Maguire (QC at Belfast High Court), the Government’s representative confirmed that it was in the interests of all the parties that this matter is determined by the Court without delay.

Commenting after this morning’s hearing Paul Farrell of McIvor Farrell Solicitors said

“This is not a case that intends to undermine the democratic will of the people who voted for Brexit in the recent referendum but rather one that exposes the lack of any cogent Plan B in relation to the potential funding shortfall to the victims sector in Northern Ireland. As such we are of the view that Parliamentary scrutiny is required to ensure that the victims sector in Northern Ireland does not suffer as a consequence of moves towards Brexit and we welcome the opportunity provided by this case to do so.”