Posts By: McIvor Farrell

Significant Supply of Cocaine Case

We recently represented a Defendant in a significant supply of cocaine case involving a kilo of the drug with a purity level of 70% before Craigavon Crown Court. The matter was dealt with by Solicitor Advocate Paul Farrell who identified matters of exceptionality concerning the case and with the support of relevant expert reports persuaded… Read more »

Successful LEXEL Assessment

Once again Belfast Solicitors McIvor Farrell have passed the LEXEL assessment with flying colours. LEXEL is a legal services competency standard confirming the highest standards of  service and practice management and we are delighted once again to have met the high standards required. LEXEL co-ordinator Mr Ciaran Maguire has praised all staff for their efforts… Read more »

McC v The Department of Justice for Northern Ireland

Active Court of Appeal Case The Applicant was not afforded an oral hearing by the Legal Services Agency on foot of an emergency civil application. The crux of the Applicant’s case is that regulation 26 and regulation 10 of the Civil Legal Services (Appeal) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015 are unlawful in that they restrict the… Read more »

Legacy Inquest Disclosures

Belfast Solicitors McIvor Farrell attended a meeting with the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Rt Hon Teresa Di Villiers today at Stormont with the family of a murder victim in order to impress upon her the need to provide adequate and immediate disclosures in relation to a Legacy Inquest we are conducting which touches… Read more »

First Class Employment Settlement

Belfast Solicitors McIvor Farrell recently concluded a Settlement Agreement in relation to an employment matter where significant settlement figure was negotiated in favour of the employee with generous terms of severance in. The Client was most satisfied and wrote in with the following words of thanks; “The help and support you have given me during… Read more »

Case raising complex human rights issues

In the Matter of an Application by RMcC for Leave to Apply for Judicial Review And in the matter of a decision of the Legal Services Agency Northern Ireland And in the matter of decisions of the Department of Justice The Applicant was refused an oral hearing in respect of the refusal of emergency legal aid…. Read more »

1970s Torture, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment

McIvor Farrell have now commenced a claim for compensation against the Ministry of Defence, PSNI and British Government in relation to allegations of Torture and Inhuman and Degrading Treatment on behalf of a client who was arrested, interned and subjected to the most horrific conditions of detention in the early 1970s. The Plaintiff was held… Read more »

Father and son in court over Belfast shooting

As reported on u.tv: Under cross examination from McKay Snr’s defence solicitor Paul Farrell, the officer accepted that he had been captured on CCTV at another location at the time of the shooting but still maintained that he remains as a suspect. The officer also conceded that Mr Gavin had made similar allegations of threats… Read more »

Sunday Life Defamation

We recently settled a claim for significant value against the Sunday Life Newspaper in relation a Defamation Action taken on behalf of a client wrongfully identified as being involved in a murder. Proceedings were robustly defended but ultimately the matter was settled on favourable terms and a full apology was given to the Plaintiff. In… Read more »

Fraud Attacks

McIvor Farrell Solicitors have been made aware of attacks made on other Solicitor Firms’ IT Systems in order to defraud clients out of money from their bank accounts. We can reassure all clients that our IT Systems are completely up-to-date with Firewalls and Ant-Virus Software and that we have not fallen prey to any attempted… Read more »